Staff Choice Awards:

WINNER: Shoky Carter

Emerging Talent Award (Non-Clinical)

This award is looking for two individuals who are at the beginning of their careers in the NHS who have shown a clear commitment to developing a career in our Trust / mental health. They will already have demonstrated significant achievement, which is having a positive effect for service users and their colleagues.

These two individuals will have demonstrated exceptional levels of initiative, skill and commitment in their roles and have made a positive impact within their teams. They will already be demonstrating, at this early stage, a commitment to work to the best of their abilities. They show an appetite and passion for learning and could be an Inspiring Role Model in the years ahead. These individuals are an asset to the organisation and ‘stars in the making’.

There are two awards in this category: one for a staff member in a clinical role, the other in a non-clinical role. Please mark your nomination form accordingly.

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:
These two individuals 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.

  • Goes above and beyond and delivers results beyond expectations
  • Has made great progress with their own professional learning and development and takes pride in their work
  • Makes a significant impact in their own service/department or in working with others
  • Demonstrates initiative and/or self-motivation in performing their role, always looking for solutions
  • Has an energetic approach to their role, wanting to be the best that they can be

  • Winner: Shoky Carter

    Shoky joined the Compass Outreach Team in Spring 2015 as the team administrator. The project is a £1.2m scheme, funded by the Department for Education, designed to meet the mental health needs of young people on the Edge of Care or who are Looked After.

    At the time Shoky started in the te...

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  • Finalist: Darren Howman

    Darren joined the Patient Safety Team as an apprentice and has since been employed as a Band 3 administrator with the team. His compassion and caring nature was clearly demonstrated in his initial interview and that first impression has shone through in his day-to-day work. Darren can often be th...

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  • Finalist: Sophy Clarke

    Sophy works as an ICT Senior Service Desk Technician and therefore has a lot of interaction with callers to the service desk. She is always polite and professional in her approach.

    Sophy has a rounded knowledge of the Trust, this enables her to identify when scenarios require quick resolut...

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  • Abbie Alden

    Abbie is currently working as a Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician and working towards completing an NVQ level 3 in Pharmacy Service Skills. She is making excellent progress in her learning and has shown great motivation to not only finish her course but to really understand the content and und...

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  • Claire Holden

    Claire manages the Education and Development Administration team for the Trust. This year she has taken on a number of projects to promote the Trust while also showcasing the Trust to external colleagues.

    Claire has pro-actively led the HOPE Programme: a programme providing foreign exchang...

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  • Hayley Martin

    Hayley was initially employed in a fixed-term training post to study for an NVQ level 3 in Pharmacy Service Skills. Throughout the two years of study she has shown herself to be enthusiastic and self-motivated in both her learning and her work. On completion of her course, Hayley applied for a su...

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  • Laricia Bewley

    Laricia worked tirelessly throughout 2015 to ensure that the implementation of Lorenzo was a success, and since its implementation to minimise impacts on staff and maximise benefits to service users.

    Laricia has developed her skills to the point where she is an expert in the system and she...

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  • Molly Grange

    In the 14 months that Molly has been with the Trust she has always shown a positive attitude which she manages to communicate in her relationships with other.

    This has resulted in her being appointed a Health Ambassador for the Trust. The role includes attendance at external events and giv...

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  • Sabrina Vinton

    Sabrina is a Band 5 Change Facilitator and has demonstrated that she shines in the team and can be relied upon to deliver results.

    Sabrina has consistently demonstrated a professional, energetic and positive attitude towards her work. She has really grasped that her work within the project...

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Darren Howman – Patient Safety Team Administrator | Patient Safety Team
Alongside his caring nature, Daren is committed to his role and the team and makes sure he never leaves a task undone, particularly so when it involves making sure service user or carer needs are met. When you think of Darren you can’t help but smile.

Molly Grange – Contracts and Performance Assistant | Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich
Molly’s unique selling points are her enthusiasm and commitment to learning and developing her career, which in turn has a positive impact on the Team.

Zoe Young – Strategic OD & HR Business Partner | Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich
Zoe shows that we can introduce, grow and develop people into the staff of the future, while growing the additional skills and knowledge this demands.

Shoky Carter – Senior Management Support Administrator  | Compass Outreach Team
Shoky has energy and a willingness to take on extra responsibilities and develop new skills and an approach which is based on a ‘can do’ attitude where problems exist only to be solved.

Laricia Bewley – Lorenzo Product Specialist | Lorenzo Team
Laricia truly cares about the quality of her work and its impact on front line staff and service users. This leads to her regularly going the extra mile to help deliver as good a quality of service as possible.

Claire Holden – Training Co-ordinator | Education & Development Team
Claire realises the importance of the development and support of the workforce, and strives to ensure that staff can access training and education to enhance their skills and practice.

Hayley Martin – Pharmacy Technician | Pharmacy Department
Hayley is a genuinely nice person; she will do anything to help her colleagues and really takes time to care. She takes pride in her work and always does the best she can.

Liz Keay – Administrator and Organisational Support  | Organisational Development Team
Liz has a practical no nonsense ‘can do’ attitude. I have found her to be a great source of energy and is practical, logical and systematic in her approach.

Abbie Alden – Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician | Pharmacy Department
Abbie is always keen to embrace new and different ways of working. Her energy and enthusiasm are hard to ignore and she will always take on a new challenge willingly.

Sophy Clarke – ICT Senior Service Desk Technician | ICT
Sophy is the ‘go to person’ on the ICT Service Desk. She is self-motivated and positive in her approach and leads by example in everything that she does.

Sabrina Vinton – Change Facilitator | ICT
Sabrina has an energetic and positive attitude towards her work and can be relied upon to deliver. Sabrina is a great team player and shows great leadership, recognising that it is the partnership between individuals and teams which produces the best results.