WINNER: Green Light Champions – Learning Disabilities/Autism

Staff Choice Awards

Innovation Award

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

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.