Every 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.
Colleague of the Year, Winner - Rebecca Fellows
A positive, supportive colleague who is always quick to encourage and champion the work of others. Rebecca Fellows, an Assistant Psychologist within the Infant Mental Health Service (IMHS), was presented with her hamper and certificate after impressing judges with her proactive approach and tireless pursuit of quality improvement.
Colleague of the Year, Highly Commended - Stewart Miller
Stewart Miller, Clinical Skills and Competency Trainer for the Neighbourhood Teams, was highly commended in our Colleague of the Year category.
The recognition comes after Stewart took on the role – a new post - within the Clinical Education Team. His days are spent out and about among our 13 Neighbourhood Teams, upskilling staff in areas where there may be an identified need for training and development.
Leader of the Year, Winner - Gail Fort
Gail Fort is our Podiatry Service Manager and has worked for Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and its predecessors for more than 30 years.Those who work with her describe how Gail cares deeply about high quality, effective care for the population of Leeds with lower limb and foot problems – and the staff that deliver this service.
Leader of the Year, Highly Commended - Alex Hammond
Business Development Manager, Alex Hammond, stepped up to lead the project at a time of strained capacity in the team due to sickness but was able to develop a large, strategic piece of work within very tight timescales. In particular, his ability to engage with partners in an open, honest and transparent way and get everyone on board and working in the same direction, contributed to this goal.
Patient Care Award, Winner - Claire Morris
On numerous occasions, Claire has gone above and beyond her role to support palliative patients make their last wishes a reality.
Patient Care Award, Highly Commended - Michelle Platt
Michelle has received recognition for the outstanding end of life care and support she provides to some of our most vulnerable patients and their families.
Project of the Year, Highly Commended - Infant Mental Health Team
A ground breaking new area of practice and service delivery, unique to Leeds, was highly commended in our Project of the Year category.
The Early Attachment Observation (EAO) assessment tool has become an integral part of our universal offer in which every child in Leeds has access to five key visits between the age of 0 and 5 from our expert team.
Project of the Year, Winner - Self Management Pilot, Neighbourhood Teams
Two dynamic leaders who jointly established the self-management pilot which has now been integrated into our Neighbourhood Teams have won our Project of the year.
Fiona Allport, Clinical Pathway Lead for Self- Management and Rehabilitation, and Marie Boul, Self-Management Team Lead, established and undertook the scoping and establishment of the project.
Improving Services, Winner - Lee Maloney
Lee Maloney, Clinical Advisor, within the Information Systems Management team normally works for the Adult Business Unit. He volunteered to tackle the Police Custody SystmOne unit which sits within the Specialist Business Unit.
He went to the team with the problems he had identified across the Police Custody unit and his thoughts on how these could be fixed and made it clear that he would work in together with them to make sure the work was completed.
Improving Services, Highly Commended - IAPT and Psychology Teams
The project saw Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Psychology teams working together more closely together and PTSD champions working within both services.
IAPT now works routinely with more complexity than before, training has been delivered by one of the PTSD champions and there is shared referral criteria and guidance between IAPT and Psychology.
Team of the Year, Winner - Leeds Sexual Health
Leeds Sexual Health service has made significant improvements and increased its staff communication during the course of a large-scale project. Clinical staff have taken the time to record live data while the admin team has been heavily involved in promoting a survey to patients. As a result, the service made a number of changes.These include changing Fridays from a half-day walk-in clinic at the Merrion Centre to a full day to meet the needs of patients, amending shift patterns to better support service delivery and starting development sessions with the admin team for the first time.
Team of the Year, Highly Commended - Children's Community Nursing Team
The Children’s Community Nursing Team helps children and families lead lives that are as normal as possible by providing care - including dressings, wound care and chemotherapy - to the children of Leeds in their own homes. They also teach parents and carers.
The team pulled together when short-staffed to make sure all children and families in their care were visited appropriately. They often worked late if a family needed an emergency visit and changed their rotas to make sure the week is fully covered and that palliative patients were supported through the night.