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Delivering Excellence Awards 2017: and the winners are...

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On 15 November, we celebrated staff, volunteers and teams who have delivered excellence over the past year at our Delivering Excellence Awards. 

Around 100 nominations were submitted for our awards this year and all the nominations were considered by a judging panel that included two experts by experience. 

The judging panel chose three finalists in each category, and at an afternoon tea ceremony on 15 November the winners were announced. And those winners were:

Nominated by service users and carers

Winner: Jennifer Sargeson, Nursing Assistant, Morton Ward, Hartington Unit
Nominated by a service user for treating her “with a lot of respect” and caring for her when she was incontinent at night. The service user also praised Jennifer’s general attitude on the ward and described her as a “fantastic nurse.”


Winner: Keeley Argyle, Support Worker, Derby City Neighbourhood Team 
For supporting a very isolated individual suffering from the advanced stages of cancer. 


Winner: Ellie Brett, Lead Nurse, High Peak Crisis Team
For working “very hard both as Lead Nurse and Carers Champion to engage with carers.” This includes developing a carer questionnaire which supports the Triangle of Care and helps to improve the services offered to carers from the team.


Winner: Scott Lunn, CAMHS IAPT Operational and Clinical Transformation and Pathway Lead 
For his “infectious enthusiasm” and “can do attitude” whilst developing CAMHS practice through CYP IAPT (Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). 


Winner: Alison Powles, Service Manager, Criminal Justice Mental Health Liaison Service
For developing an extended criminal justice liaison service over the past 12 months, ensuring enhanced partnership working with the police, courts and probation and effective support for groups beyond the original mental health brief including vulnerable adults and homeless people.
 The team’s progress to date has been praised by national advisers.


Winner: Helen Croft, Registered Nurse, Audrey House
For going “above and beyond” since joining the team as a newly qualified nurse, including serving as the lead for carers and working alongside her manager to facilitate and plan the Nursing Assistant Practice Development Day.


Winner: Nicola Yeomans, Team Administrator, Erewash Community Learning Disabilities Team 
For providing administrative support to three other teams, on top of her role at Erewash Community Learning Disability Team where she also serves as the team's carers champion. A colleague described her support for service users as "very person centred, patient and helpful... She is the linchpin of the team.”  


Winner: William Buchanan, Volunteer, Disabled Children's Nursing Service
For raising £6,000 in funds for the Light House since the age of 12 as part of his wish 'to make the children and young people at the Lighthouse very happy'. 

Long Service awards

Also recognised at the ceremony were four of the six members of staff who have achieved 40 years' service for the NHS in the past year. Congratulations and well done to:

  • Yvonne Bell
  • Jennifer Brown
  • Penelope Chambers
  • Kevin Fletcher
  • Karen Jack
  • Mary Lees.


Want to recognise a Derbyshire Healthcare employee or volunteer?

Then why not nominate them through our ongoing recognition scheme, the DEED scheme - Delivering Excellence Every Day.