The Thank You Event Day Four


The Thank You Event 2016 is now underway! Keep an eye out as the Senior Team will be visiting bases across the Trust all week saying ‘thank you’ to teams and colleagues judged to be shining examples of our magnificent behaviours.

Colleague of the Year Winner: Jill Farrally

IMG_1437What are the best kind of meetings? The one’s which are interrupted by one of our Directors to present you with a Thank You Event award of course! Jill Farrally, Business Change Lead for Adult Services thought she was in the middle of a routine one-to-one at Stockdale House, but instead was left ‘gobsmacked’ after being presented with the Colleague of the Year award.

A deserving recipient of the award, Jill helps to support teams in her unit through periods of organisational change, monitors and assists projects at service level, and identifies and helps solve performance issues. But it’s been her tireless work over the past year with the Neighbourhood Nights Service that mostly impressed our judging panel.

Not only did she oversee the transition and training from SystmOne to EPR, but also created new Standard Operating Procedures, reviewed and standardised ways of working, helped to introduce e-referrals, improve the handover from day to night teams, and even found time to support staff in the move to Westgate and implement the three hub working across the city.

Jill was presented her award by Bryan Machin (Executive Director of Finance and Resources), Neil Franklin (Chair) and Trust member Peter Webster who commented, “I’ve been involved in the Thank You Event judging process , so it’s great to follow this through and meet one of our winners.”

After regaining her composure Jill said, “Firstly a big thank you to Liz Hindmarsh our Business Manager for Adult Services for nominating me. Thank you to all of my colleagues in the unit also, they’re what I get up for each morning and are an absolute joy to work with. We all work together through the challenges, and it’s so rewarding to see the changes we’ve made coming out the other side.”

Improving Services Highly Commended: Emma Gregory, Clinical Lead for EPR and New Ways of Working

CA27CEEF-2EBD-4F63-B213-B06E07207CA1Reception staff may have been fooled into thinking that Ant and Dec were arriving at Beeston Hill Heath Centre this morning, but it was in fact the Trust's very own Bryan Machin and Neil Franklin.

Our Director of Finance Bryan and Chair Neil interrupted one meeting to suprise two of our Thank You Event award winners. Our first, Clinical Lead Emma Gregory, was nominated for her clinical leadership during the implementation of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) and New Ways of Working (NWOW) in neighbourhood teams.

In nominating Emma, General Manager of Adult Service Megan Rowlands and Clinical Head of Adult Services Julie Mountain told us that "she has a positive, flexible and can do approach. She works really well with clinical, non-clinical and corporate colleagues to implement change [...] She encourages all of us to maintain our own high standards."


Project of the Year Winner: The EPR Project Team

A9A329AC-0E13-4874-8B68-652080B48B47Beeston Hill Health Centre was a hive of Thank You Event activity this morning.

After congratulating colleague Emma Gregory on being awarded the Highly Commended Improving Services Award, the Electronic Patient Record Project team were then told "but there's more..." by Director of Finance Bryan Machin.

Many colleagues will already be familiar with the work of the team, who have been dynamically delivering the roll-out of EPR in line with business demands and constant changes. Their hard work was rewarded as our "unsung heroes" were given the Project of the Year winner award.

The team were nominated twice, and in her nomination Director of Operations Sam Prince said:

"The team quietly and efficiently improves the working lives of many of the Trust’s staff offering group and individual support so that clinical staff are appropriately equipped to provide the best patient care with information available at the point of care.

They are an excellent bunch of problem solvers and will work closely with each team to find ways to make the system work around the service – they do not go for a one size fits all approach!"