Thank You Event 2022: Making Stuff Better – Highly Commended
Every year we celebrate our amazing staff and their achievements at our pop-up Thank You ceremony. Board members will pop into video meetings to surprise colleagues and present them with a hamper for being shining examples of our magnificent staff behaviours.
Highly commended in the Making Stuff Better category was Dr Alison Share, Consultant for Integrated Childrens Additional Needs (ICAN) South.
Making Stuff Better – Highly Commended
Dr Alison Share, a Consultant at Integrated Childrens Additional Needs (ICAN) South has been the Designated Doctor for the Children Looked After (CLA) Team for the past fourteen years. Alison has implemented pathways to minimise unnecessary appointments for young people and links with other services such as, adoption and child protection. Alison advocates for young people locally, regionally, and nationally, to ensure the best outcomes.
Lisa Bolton, Professional Lead Nurse for CLA and Care Leavers and the Children’s Looked After Team who nominated Alison explained, “Alison always puts the young person at the centre of any intervention and ensures that the experience of our most vulnerable, frightened young people, is as positive as it can be. Alison offers a service that is often very bespoke, to meet the needs of the young person as an individual.
“Clinics have evolved due to her expertise and she has ensured she remains trained to a high standard in all aspects of Looked After Children’s health needs, including in Female Genital Mutilation and sexual assault, so that she can provide an all-encompassing service that means the young person only needs to have one appointment.
“Alison adapts to meet the needs of her colleagues and young people and provides us with support in our most complex cases. All of us are supported by her selfless, excellent, caring practice and her cheerful positive attitude and we (and all our vulnerable young people) are fortunate to have her in our team.”
Sam Prince, Executive Director of Operations, and Laura Smith, Director of Workforce, popped into Alison’s virtual meeting to thank her. Sam said, “I think you’re a person of great integrity and will always do the right thing. You’re brilliant Alison and I’m delighted to jointly present you this award.” Laura finished by saying “It’s that ‘Making Stuff Better’ attitude, the innovation, with the young person and their families absolutely at the centre which makes it such a pleasure to present you with this award.”
Alison replied, “Thank you so much. You’re an amazing team to work with. I have been a consultant here for 18 years and I really enjoy my job.”