Staff Choice Awards
This award is aimed at an individual or team who have pioneered or championed an innovative idea or project – large or small – that has led to significant improvements in service delivery, quality, productivity or performance, with improved service user outcomes.
The judging panel are looking for all or some of the key points highlighted in the Trust value most closely linked to this award and the specific criteria attached to this award, outlined below:
The Trust value most relevant to this award is Positively
This individual or team take pride in their work, are always proactive and seek solutions to barriers. They take responsibility, support people to set and achieve goals and recognise others for their achievements.
- Has significantly developed our services and reputation by thinking creatively
- Advanced the quality and safety of care through innovation and improvement by looking for solutions to help deliver high quality care
- Developed a business model that supports the delivery of innovative services and provides value for money
Winner: Green Light Champions – Learning Disabilities/Autism
People with a learning disability (LD) and/or autism face health inequalities in mainstream mental health services. The Green Light Toolkit from the National Development Team for Inclusion is an audit tool, designed to improve mental health services and ensure the needs of people with LD and/or a...Read more about Green Light Champions – Learning Disabilities/Autism
Finalist: Dr Bonnie Teague
Bonnie is a dynamic individual who has developed and expanded the Research & Development Department effectively to encompass two distinct thriving areas. One is the successful delivery of funded projects that enable service users and carers to participate in high-quality research aimed at imp...Read more about Dr Bonnie Teague
Finalist: Wellbeing Suffolk and Access and Assessment Team (AAT) and Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) managers
The Suffolk Wellbeing Service and the Suffolk Integrated Delivery Teams work separately under different service lines. However, our patients in Suffolk do not see this distinction and when they need care stepped up or down want a smooth handover and transition between Wellbeing care and secondary...Read more about Wellbeing Suffolk and Access and Assessment Team (AAT) and Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) managers
In the past 18 months Jonathan has completed and is in the process of completing Master Modules which include holistic assessment, principles of advanced healthcare practice, non-medical prescribing, pathophysiology and research methods.
Jonathan has supported the Suffolk Access and Assess...Read more about Jonathan Dickson
Kim joined as an Assistant Practitioner about eight months ago and very quickly became part of the team. She has played a massive part in the implementation of the physical health clinic and is always on hand to offer physical health advice and support when required. Because of Kim’s involv...Read more about Kim Rhodes
I would like to nominate the collective of corporate staff who have come together to proactively streamline and improve the onboarding of new starters to the Trust.
The “Corporate Onboarding Group” consists of a number of teams – HR Recruitment, Medical Staffing, IT Training, ICT Sys...Read more about Onboarding Team
Greenlight Champions | Learning Disabilities/Autism
Green Light Champions have a particular interest or expertise in autism or LD promoting best practice around the care and treatment of people. They undertake this role voluntarily working together to improve people’s experience of services together to drive quality improvements.
Johnathan Dickson – Senior Mental Health Practitioner | Access and Assessment Team, Ipswich
Johnathan is very positive in his approach to all that he does and no matter what he is challenged with will always seek to be positive and proactive in seeking solutions to situations ensuring the service user is placed first.
Sheila Haydock & Onboarding Team | Systems and Change Team
Sheila took a strong lead in looking at the New Starter (Onboarding) process looking creatively at how this could be streamlined and shortened. The staff involved have been empowered to work positively and proactively, and deliver a very personable and determined service.
The underpinning principle is that the group all share the same goal in making a positive difference for Trust clinical services who are delivering frontline care by streamlining the onboarding of new starters.
Kim Rhodes – Assistant Practitioner | City Anchorage, Julian Hospital, Norwich
Kim is a keen advocate for physical health care for mental health service users and has worked incredibly hard to get the physical health clinic up and running. She has a kind and caring manner which puts the service users at ease.
Dr Bonnie Teague – Research Manager | Research and Development Department
Bonnie is a dynamic individual who always puts her team and their development before her own. She is a real ‘development’ person and supports and creates opportunities for staff to develop their roles and skills.
Wellbeing Suffolk and AAT & IDT Managers
Their positive attitude to drive through change, their co-operation and their willingness to make it a success is to be commended. Service users now are transitioned smoothly and quickly into secondary care and back to primary care with no barriers.
Congratulations to all our nominees – your dedication and commitment to quality care have been recognised by your colleagues across the Trust.