The Recognition Awards were presented at our Annual Members' Meeting on 30 September 2015 in categories based on our six values with one additional category for leading and inspiring.

We received 205 nominations from service users, carers, members, staff and colleagues in partner organisations which made choosing the winners particularly hard.

The awards were judged by a panel including governors, staff and board members.

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination, and congratulations to all who were nominated.

June Shand, Health Visiting Service (Greenwich)

An excellent team player, supportive, inspiring, dedicated, hardworking, caring, always helpful and a good listener – this is what’s in the numerous nomination forms that came in.

One colleague said June has ‘provided me with support I could only dream of’. She’s got a good rapport with families, carers and staff, able to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Twanna Menzie Thompson, Staff Nurse

Her patience and respect gives service users confidence and trust in her. She listens to them and communicates clearly to ensure they know what and like to know. She’s always there to give that little bit of extra care and is described as a highly disciplined psychiatric nurse who provides a high standard of care, professional conduct and understanding.

Jayne Nightingale, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist HIV/AIDS

Jayne and the team provide ‘an essential service for people who need help coping with the impact of HIV on their lives'.

Both life-saving medication and emotional support is given, alongside education and health promotion. One patient said she often forgot Jayne was a nurse and considered her a friend.