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2013 NHS Leadership Recognition Awards Winners

Congratulations to all winners of this year's Leadership Recognition Awards:


 

PARTNERSHIP/SYSTEM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Hazel Watson and Apprentice Steps Project Team

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nominated by Sally Gitkin, Head of Organisational Development and Learning

"The programme aids social mobility and provides confidence and independence for learners so they can begin a career. It is really making a difference."
NHS EMERGING LEADER OF THE YEAR

Claire Kent

Matron for Emergency Services, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Nominated by Vee Scott, Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement

"Claire is an outstanding matron and leads by example. She is passionate about her work and that of the organisation. Her belief is by coaching, mentoring and caring for her staff they will give the appropriate care to their patients."
NHS BOARD/GOVERNING BODY OF THE YEAR

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG Governing Body

Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Nominated by Julian Herbert, Chief Officer

"The governing body has implemented strategies to make a difference to people’s lives. They have been inventive and have clear ideas of what they wish to achieve."
NHS QUALITY CHAMPION/INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Jane Speake

Lead Practitioner, Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Nominated by Lynne Millard, Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist 

"A caring and positive leader with a wonderful sense of humour who always leads by example, who has played a major role in the on-going transformation of our service to create excellent quality of care for all patients and their families."
NHS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Karen Bloomfield

Leadership and Organisational Development Manager, Health Education East of England

Nominated by Deborah Peacock, Sandy Hastilow and Christopher Jacob, Health Education East of England

"It is hard to overstate the impact Karen has had in this area. She is values driven, ethical, leads by example and is supportive of those she works with as well as those she comes into contact with professionally. She deserves recognition for her service to the development of leaders within the NHS."
NHS MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Kerry Riches

Patient Experience Lead, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Nominated by Nancy Fontaine, Director of Nursing and Quality

"Kerry’s personal brand of care and compassion, which is about immediate and vigorous improvement, has had real and lasting impacts across the organisation. She has made a huge impact on the patient experience and is routinely named in compliments, which is the best praise a staff member could receive."
NHS LEADER OF PATIENT INCLUSIVITY OF THE YEAR

Maria Cox,

Learning Disabilities Liaison Nurse, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Nominated by Vee Scott, Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement

"Through her work, Maria has made coming into the hospital a much better experience for patients with learning disabilities and autism. Maria goes above and beyond to ensure the patient journey is as stress-free for patients as possible."
NHS INSPIRATIONAL LEADER OF THE YEAR

Nick Carver

Chief Executive, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Nominated by James Quinn, Deputy Regional Medical Director

"He really excels in his inspirational leadership of the Trust’s programme of culture change. Long before ‘the Francis Report’ Nick had identified the need to reinstate in our people the pride, personal commitment and patient-focus that are embodied in the Trust’s values."
NHS COMMUNITY LEADER OF THE YEAR

Sarah Higson

Patient Experience Lead, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Nominated by Julie Fryatt, Director of Human Resources

"Sarah is a highly visible and much respected presence both within and outside the hospital. Her willingness to listen effectively to patients and community representatives in an effective, highly professional, calm manner has transformed the way patients, carers and their representatives are perceived within the hospital."
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