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.
Key points: The judging panel looked 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 below.
Value: 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: The Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project
As leads for The Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project, Dr Catherine Thomas, Dr Danny Taggart and Dr Richard Pratt have implemented an innovative project for families. They have worked together to provide leadership, clinical supervision, therapeutic interventions and support to ...Read more about The Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project
Finalist: eMMa – Electronic Medicines Management and Administration
The team managed to successfully deliver electronic prescribing to all wards in secure services at Norvic clinic and outpatient clozapine clinic in west Norfolk, which have improved efficiency and patient safety using the technology in the NHS for safe and cost-effective care of patients. The No...Read more about eMMa – Electronic Medicines Management and Administration
Finalist: Ronnie Simpson
Ronnie is the Clinical Educator overseeing the Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) pilot project taking place at the Julian Hospital, Norwich. The CLiP model aims to improve the confidence and competence ofRead more about Ronnie Simpson
pre-registration student nurses by encouraging them to take a direct lead in t...
Community Crisis Support Team
The Community Crisis Support Team (CCST) was created to provide fast assessment and brief treatment to young people (aged 12-18) in crisis in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area. Previously, this client group would require assessment by a duty worker, but now, when a young person in this age grou...Read more about Community Crisis Support Team
Dementia and Complexity in Later Life
The DCLL CMHT has, within the midst of ongoing changes, identified the need to address ongoing increases to memory assessment waiting times. The team was running a waiting list of approximately 150 referrals who were waiting for between three to four months for an assessment. This often resulted ...Read more about Dementia and Complexity in Later Life
James Cuthill is a music therapist (also known as a music psychotherapist). He has been working for secure services since 2002 and this nomination is for the therapy that he does there. He works with individuals and groups, providing psychotherapy for service users who are often unable to access ...Read more about James Cuthill
Julie McGivern, Rebecca Bishop-Apsey and Lauren Talbot
Lauren, Julie and Rebecca explored the evidence of how clients with memory problems could receive further treatment to help prevent further decline.
They decided that they wanted to pilot a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) group and presented the idea to the team where there were differ...Read more about Julie McGivern, Rebecca Bishop-Apsey and Lauren Talbot
The Knowledge Centre consisting of research and library services, enables staff to develop, conduct and embed healthcare research in practice in collaboration with service users and carers, and to evidence and improve the services and treatments that the Trust delivers.
Much of the focus w...Read more about Knowledge Centre
Julie McGivern, Rebecca Bishop-Apsey & Lauren Talbot – Occupational Therapists | Bury South Integrated Delivery Team (part of CLL – Complexity in Later Life)
Lauren, Julie and Rebecca explored the evidence of how clients with memory problems could receive further treatment to help prevent further decline. They have really demonstrated a bottom up approach to innovation.
Ronnie Simpson – CLiP Clinical Educator | Hammerton Court, Julian Hospital
Ronnie is an innovator and never loses sight of the importance of good quality clinical education in ensuring that the care given to our service users is of the highest standard.
Dementia and Complexity in Later Life, Community Mental Health Team (DCLL CMHT) | Chatterton House, King’s Lynn
They have a very strong bond, are incredibly loyal and passionate about their service and do everything to ensure the service users and carers of West Norfolk receive a high quality service to be proud of.
Pharmacy Team | Hellesdon Hospital
I’ve seen them grow in confidence, become passionate about the success of their service, desire the best working environment for each other, and achieve this while maintaining quality of care and outcome for service users.
Research and Development Team | Hellesdon Hospital
The team represent a ‘different way of thinking’ that will hopefully encourage change based on evidence, clinical wisdom and the wishes of patients / potential service users themselves.
Northgate Ward Team | Wedgwood House, West Suffolk Hospital
The principles which underpin the team’s success are those of recovery, hope, control and opportunity.
Dr Richard Pratt, Dr Catherine Thomas & Dr Danny Taggart – Clinical Psychologists | The Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project
Catherine, Richard and Danny’s success is underpinned by standards of excellence combined with adaptability to best support the needs, preferences and goals of service users and the team.
eMMa – Electronic Medicines Management
The unique selling point of this project is the benefit and efficiency it brings to nurses, doctors and pharmacists in their job to improve patient care.
Community Crisis Support Team | Northgate Hospital, Gt Yarmouth
There are several unique elements to this team that makes their work outstanding. They are flexible and are motivated to offer personalised care.
James Cuthill – Music Psychotherapist | Norvic Clinic, Norwich
Of particular value in James’ work has been the flexibility and adaptability that he demonstrates in his day-to-day interaction with his clients. His skills and approach are an important component in our attempts to engage some our most troubled service users.
The Knowledge Centre | Research and Library Services, Hellesdon Hospital
The Frank Curtis library conducted a comprehensive users survey in 2015, which showed a very high level of satisfaction with several people commenting that it was the best service in the Trust!