Award winning staff

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Our staff are the faces of our Trust, and each share something to be proud of from designing creative projects to leading innovative service change.  

Here are just a few of the awards presented to our staff:

  • Karen Patchett, our Youth Offending Nurse in Luton  won a prestigious Health Carers Award for her work with vulnerable young people at The Women of Safeguarding awards launched by Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway to mark a century since women won the right to vote.
  • Alison Braniff, Health Visiting Team Lead clinched the Partnership award at the Luton Borough Council Excellence Awards event for her role in training over 300 health, social care and education professionals in the use of the Graded Care Profile 2 Training Tool which supports professionals who work with families on a range of issues.
  • Debbie Brown (Early Help Service), Salma Fazil (Luton Flying Start) and Alison Braniff (Luton Children's Community Health Services) received the Elephant Award from the NSPCC for pioneering a programme to help protect children from neglect across Luton.
  • The Trust was presented with the international Green Apple award for collaborative work with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and Serco for an innovative waste management/recycling project.
  • Our Luton GP Liaison Service was shortlisted for two Health Service Journal Value Awards for an urgent care project it runs with Luton Clinical Commissioning Group, Luton and Dunstable Hospital and Consultant Connect, which provides the mobile communications for the service which seeks to support patients remain in their own home and avoid hospital admission. 
  • The following Trust services were nominated by local MPs for the NHS 70th Parliamentary Awards.  Following a regional assessment process, both were identified as the Regional Winners for the NHS Midlands and East area.

  • We have submitted two case studies, together with our Norfolk County Council commissioners, to highlight innovation/service redesign within our Norfolk Just One Number service and our 5-19 service pathway to the Public Health England Annual Conference being held on 11-12 September 2018.
  • A case study from our regional iCaSH services was showcased in the NHS Provider’s State of the Provider Sector publication entitled ‘Community Services: Taking Centre Stage’.
  • Our Norfolk Just One Number service was cited as an example of good practice in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health document ‘Facing the Future: Standards for Children with Ongoing Health Needs’. The publication provides a vision of how paediatric care can be delivered to provide a high-quality service that meets the needs of infants, children and young people with ongoing health needs.
  • Our HR Team was one of three teams which were shortlisted in the HPMA awards for the ‘Best use of the Electronic Staff Record system to  support their business objectives and deliver service improvements’. 

  • The Food First Team for Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Valleys attended the Advancing Healthcare Awards event and were finalists in the Scottish Government’s Award for Improving Quality: Measuring and Demonstrating Impact, for their shared leadership approach to tackling malnutrition in Care Homes.  In addition, two of the Team’s Dietitians Francesca Brown and Catie Blanchard were both awarded the AHA Rising Star Award for showing an exceptional level of initiative, skill and commitment.  This initiative was also one of three finalists in the NICE Shared Learning Awards held in June 2018. 

Our annual excellence and innovation awards celebrated the outstanding achievements of our staff who made a real difference to people’s lives. We also continued to recognise teams and individuals through our monthly Shine a Light awards.



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