2015 Staff award winnersThe hard work and dedication of local NHS heroes will be celebrated at a glittering Oscar-style ceremony on the 15 July 2016. The event will honour the outstanding work of volunteers and staff at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Two hundred guests will be welcomed to the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford where the winners of five award categories will be announced at an awards dinner.  Winners will also receive £1,000 to support their ongoing work to benefit patients, courtesy of the event’s main supporter Bradford-based Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust.

The nominations received in the five award categories are based on the Trust’s vision of: Quality, Working Together, You and Your Care, Value for Money and Patient Experience.  The work of the finalists in each category will be showcased through short films and many of the people who nominated will be there to cheer on their healthcare heroes.

Amongst the finalists in the Working Together Award Category are the Oral Health Promotion Team that has been working to improve children’s oral health through the Building Brighter Smiles, Tooth Brushing Programme; the Engaging Leaders Programme, which is designed to equip managers with tools to increase effectiveness and the Primary Care Wellbeing Team, an innovative and passionate team, dedicated to making a real difference to patients under their care.

Amongst the finalists in the Patient Experience Award Category are Noel Anthony Brown, a health support worker who regularly thinks outside of the box to find creative ways to support people with learning disabilities; Natasha Gillen and Alice Wilkinson who are volunteers for the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme, a  voluntary home visiting programme for teenage parents, aged 19 years or under, and the Trust’s Champions Show the Way programme where local people run a range of activities for local people, including, walking, singing and art groups.

Amongst the finalists in the You and Your Care Award Category are Rehana  Kauser a volunteer Community Health Champion  who has been making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of women in her community; and Barbara Pitts a volunteer Community Health Champion who is extremely committed to helping others regain fitness and reduce social isolation by leading a walking and singing group and Neil Buckingham, Senior Advanced Nurse Practitioner, who has been leading the way with the development of the Trust’s no-smoking policy. Neil used to be a smoker before ditching the habit and leading by example.

Amongst the finalists in the Quality Award Category are Admin Services who provide key support to frontline services to ensure the smooth running of the Trust; the Employment Service which supports people with mental health problems to find and keep paid employment and Waddiloves Clinic Team that provides health support to people with Learning Disabilities.

Amongst the finalists in the Value for Money Award Category are the Continence Service dedicated to supporting people with bladder and bowel problems; Acute In-Patient Wards who have been treating people locally for crisis care, for a whole year, with no patients taken out of area since March 2015, and the Older Peoples Mental Health Team for their commitment to embracing agile working and mobile technology, allowing the team to provide a high quality, flexible and responsive service for people across the district.