District nurse Melvina named a ‘Rising Star’

News: Melvina is a Rising Star

Huge congratulations to Melvina Stober, one of our fantastic district nurse team leaders, who has been named a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) ‘Rising Star’.

Melvina’s prestigious achievement was announced as part of the RCN’s London celebration of Black History Month 2020, which aims to recognise the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) contribution to health and social care.

Melvina has been recognised for her ability to foster team spirit and innovation which has proved invaluable during testing times for our district nurses who have been faced with extremely high caseloads due to the pandemic. Melvina has ‘quietly and confidently’ led her team through these challenges, thanks to a foundation of trust, support and engagement.

As part of her Florence Nightingale Leadership course last year, Melvina has also launched a Quality Improvement (Qi) project to improve the efficiency of the daily team handover, halving the time it takes to complete.

Jane Wells, our Director of Nursing who nominated Melvina for the award, said: "Melvina is an exceptional district nurse team lead, co-ordinating our largest team in Greenwich and I am delighted and very proud that her compassion, commitment and exceptional leadership talents have been recognised in this way."

You can hear what the award means to Melvina in our short interview with her, as part of our most recent Oxwide broadcast.

Published on 13th October 2020