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2021 Awards

Chief Executive's Special Award win at the Leeds City Council Awards for Excellence 

The Public Heath Team, LCC Health Protection Team and Infection Prevention and Control Team (Adults and Health) won the LCC Chief Executive's Special Award at the Leeds City Council Awards for Excellence event, for their work on the Covid outbreak management. They worked with a range of settings to limit the spread of the virus and provide public heath support to many services who faced disruption, including social care, care homes, education settings and workplaces. 

Teams Shortlisted at the Leeds City Council Awards for Excellence 

The Infection Prevention and Control team were shortlisted for the Partner of the Year Award.

The Homeless and Health Inclusion Team were shortlisted for the Partner of the Year Award for their multi-agency partnership work to support rough sleepers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Team of the Year success at the Nursing Times Awards 

The teams from St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds Community Healthcare, Bevan Healthcare, Leeds Street Outreach, and BARCA-Leeds was awarded for Team of the Year for its collaborative work widening access to palliative and end-of-life care for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Leeds.

Marcel Manners wins the Finance Student of the Year Award

Marcel Manners won the Finance Student of the Year Award at the annual awards ceremony of the Yorkshire and Humber Branch of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

Marcel joined Leeds Community Healthcare as a Finance Apprentice in October 2020. During this time, he has been part of the Financial Accounting team where has made an extremely positive impact on the services provided by the team. 

Rachel Tarrant and Jenny Davison win the Close Partnering and Collaboration Award

Rachel Tarrant and Jenny Davison, the joint coordinators of the Leeds Long Covid Community Rehabilitation Service (LLCCRS) won the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Close Partnering and Collaboration Award. 

Leeds Long COVID community rehab service wins the Clinical leadership team of the year award

The Leeds Long COVID community rehab service won the Clinical Leadership Team award at the BMJ Awards 2021.

The Leeds Long COVID community rehab service support people in Leeds experiencing new, long lasting problems 12 weeks or more after a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection which are significantly impacting how they are able to function in day-to-day life.

Nina Davies wins the Royal College of Podiatry Diamond Award

Nina Davies, Clinical Systems Pathway Development Lead, was awarded a prestigious Diamond Award by the Royal College of Podiatry at the House of Lords.
Some of Nina’s contributions to the field include being actively involved in National Institute Health Research (NIHR) funded research, equipping the next generation of podiatrists as a visiting lecturer at Staffordshire University, working with the University of Plymouth on apprenticeship training and leading collaborative publications to raise awareness and consistency.

The Leeds Long COVID Community Rehabilitation Service wins at the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards 2021

The Leeds Long COVID Community Rehabilitation Service were joint winners in the Management of Long Term Conditions category at the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards 2021 awards.

The Long Covid Community Rehabilitation Service is a developing service which delivers assessment and rehabilitation to patients who are experiencing new and long lasting symptoms of the Covid 19 infection, which are significantly impacting how they are able to function in day-to-day life.

Leeds Virtual Ward (Frailty) shortlisted for Best Use of Integrated Care and Partnership Working in Patient Safety Award

Our Leeds Virtual Ward (Frailty) was shortlisted at the Patient safety awards 2021 in the Best Use of Integrated Care and Partnership Working in Patient Safety category. 

The Leeds Virtual Ward (Frailty) (LVW(F)) is a collaborative service offer between Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and other local partners including Adult Social Care and Leeds Oak Alliance. The service aims to provide coordinated rapid care to people with an urgent medical need who can be safely managed in their own to provide an appropriate alternative to a stay in hospital. 

Kulvant Sandhu wins the Compassionate and Inclusive Leader – Role Model  

Kulvant Sandhu, Named Nurse for Mental Capacity Act & Dementia won the Compassionate and Inclusive Leader – Role Model award at the National Health and Care BAME Awards for the "significant difference made to the trust BAME network, recruitment, selection processes, and talent management action plan".

HSJ Award for Freedom to Speak Up Organisation of the Year

Our Freedom to Speak Up Team, led by John Walsh and Kulvant Sandhu, were recognised for their work to build an effective and caring speaking up culture in LCH and across the wider system.

Work by the team continued to flourish during the pandemic. This included recruiting 10 BAME Speaking Up Champions to support BAME colleagues and a new Speaking Up Champion, working with our Safeguarding Team, to focus on colleagues facing issues of domestic violence and abuse. Ongoing support has also been offered to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable colleagues who have been shielding since July, to facilitate peer support and to help the Trust learn from their experiences.

Shortlisted for System Led Support for Carers HSJ Award

We were shortlisted for the incredible partnership work that our Patient Experience Team have continued to champion with Carers Leeds. Sadly we didn’t win but we are still incredibly proud to have the work of Team Leeds recognised in this area.

2020 Awards

Ranked at #21 on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 

We ranked at #21 on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 2020/21! Our second consecutive year ranking in the Top 25!

Beverley Calvert won the You’re Simply Marvellous Award 

Sponsored by The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the award acknowledges the value Health Care Professionals bring to the treatment of Heart Failure, improving patient outcomes throughout the UK.
Beverly was nominated by a local patient and was one of only five individual healthcare professionals chosen nationally!

LCH Infection Prevention and Control Team won an Outstanding Achievement Award 

Awarded by LCH on behalf of all health and social care partners across the City for the work the team did to ensure safe practices across health and social care settings in Leeds during the pandemic.  The award was presented as part of LCH’s annual Thank You Awards 2020 with senior representatives present from Leeds City Council and NHS partners. 

Commitment to Carers - Certificate of recognition

LCH was awarded a certificate of recognition for its Commitment to Carers as part of the Leeds Carers Partnership during 2020. This was in recognition for the ongoing hard work across the whole organisation to support Carers and our Working Carers. The Leeds Commitment to Carers is a city wide commitment to supporting 72,000+ unpaid carers in Leeds introduced and managed by the Leeds Carers Partnership of which LCH is an active partner.

LCH Staff triumph at AHA Awards

Gemma Hawtin, physiotherapy assistant,  was recognised as the Advancing Healthcare Awards AHA Overall Winner at a ceremony held in London in October 2020.

Gemma and Michelle Lyons, Physiotherapy Assistant at LCH also picked up the NHS employers award for outstanding achievement by an AHP or healthcare science apprentice, support worker or technician, in recognition of their Wheelchair Skills Programme.

ChatHealth – Winner of the ‘Nursing in Mental Health’ award – Nursing Times

Chat Health logoOur 0-19 team is part of the nationwide nursing community that operates ChatHealth as an important part of its service offer. Young people aged 11-19 years can text a 0-19 Specialist Public Health Nurse for confidential health support and advice on a range of health issues.

Young people receive real-time advice (between 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday - Friday) on health issues such as: sexual health, emotional health and wellbeing, bullying, healthy eating and general health concerns.

Thomas Currid, programme lead at the University of Essex, who announced the win, said: “The winner provided a safe, accessible and innovative initiative; it is a true reflection of the current situation and brought about a new approach. They felt it had a great reach and spread and gave coverage to other areas such as social issues as well as mental health support.”

LCH Library Services receive Regional Recognition

Helen Swales, Library Services Manager, won Head of Library & Knowledge Services North Award (Yorkshire and the Humber Health Libraries & Knowledge Network) and the whole library team won a bronze Library Superstar award at the same event  for their work on the trust book club, specifically their special edition on Rennie Eddo-Lodge’s book, ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’.

Nurses Liz Grogan and Joanne Reynard are entitled to be Proud

Liz Grogan and Jo Reynard, both senior Infection Prevention Nurses were awarded the prestigious Queen's Nurse title during 2020 by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). The title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) is available to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice and the Queen’s Nurse programme supports them to develop their professional skills and deliver outstanding patient care in the community.
During its first ever online ceremony Liz and Joanne received their formal induction to the Institute by Dr Crystal Oldman CBE and Chief Executive of the QNI, who acknowledged the contribution of all Queen’s Nurses in this eventful year.

2019 Awards

Internal Communications and Engagement Award

Comms team award winning picIn May 2019 our Communications team picked up a prestigious Gold Award at the inaugural Internal Communications and Engagement Awards. The team won the 'Best Event' category for running our internal communications event which recognises the contribution employees make here at LCH. The Thank You Event delivers a personal touch to recognise and celebrate individuals or teams. 

Judges comments included: “What an amazing event, truly inspirational and done without big budgets – I'm sure the impact is huge and employees feel massively valued,”

“Wow! You've blown us away with a well-thought out yet simple initiative which celebrates our wonderful NHS and its incredible people with the power of a (very sincere) 'thank you'.”

Infant Mental Health Service wins national award!

efaThe Infant Mental Health Service has had its ‘Babies, Brains and Bonding’ training recognised nationally by winning the very first Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) ‘David Cottrell Education of CAMH Professionals Award’. Lorraine Ingram and Rhonda Mitchell attended the ACAMH conference last week where they collected the award.

The team commented on this excellent achievement:

“We are delighted to be awarded the very first 'David Cottrell Education of CAMH Professionals Award’. We are passionate about developing a shared understanding with practitioners from a diverse range of professional backgrounds about the importance of early relationships. Having this recognition from ACAMH really supports us in promoting the infant mental health agenda, the need to support parents in caring for their infants and in influencing consideration of the earliest relational experiences of children, young people and adults.”

2018 Awards

Thank You Event 2018

2018Every year we celebrate our amazing staff and their achievements at our pop-up ceremony where Board members travel to bases across our Trust to recognise colleagues, teams and projects judged to be shining examples of our magnificent staff behaviours - Find out more

Dietetics’ double award win!

img-10-973A digital innovation from our Nutrition and Dietetics Service has had a brilliant double win at the 2018 Building Better Healthcare Awards in London in October.

Supported by the LCH Service Improvement Team and in collaboration with healthcare IT specialists AireLogic Ltd, they created an electronic pre-assessment tool for patients seeking dietary treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The Functional Gut Disorder (FGD) form allows patients to enter their information via the online tool which is then reviewed by a dietitian prior to their first appointment – saving time on form-filling during appointments and empowering patients.

The e-form was named winner of both the Best Healthcare Software – Patient Centred and Patients Choice.

Flu Fighter Champion award

Jo Reynard award-winning imageIn April, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead Jo Reynard won the 2018 NHS flu fighter champion award. Jo picked up the award at a ceremony in Manchester which celebrated the achievements of flu teams and organisations across the country in promoting the flu vaccine to frontline health and social care staff in the season 2017/18.

She was recognised for her tireless efforts, including her ‘flu mascots’ Flo and Frankie, which helped Leeds Community Healthcare achieve a vaccination rate of 76.8% this year. Jo and the IPC team also helped vaccinate hundreds of Leeds City Council’s Adult Social Care workforce.

Journal of Health Visiting Awards

Health visiting award pictureThe Leeds Infant Mental Health Service and Health Visiting service were awarded runner-up in the Innovation in Health Visiting Practice award.

They were recognised for their work on the Early Attachment Observation (EAO) that supports health visitors across the city to identify emerging relationship difficulties between infants and their care-givers in the first few weeks of life so that the difficulties can be addressed quickly and effectively.


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