Leading and inspiring

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.

Catherine Edmeades, Podiatry Clinical Lead

Catherine leads the team through exemplary practice and is an excellent role model, bringing the team together despite them being placed separately in integrated teams.

She supports them with professional development and is always available to give advice and share knowledge. She has excellent rapport with the patients, ensuring she has time for them and takes their best interests into account. And it’s not all work – team meetings are supplemented with after hours socials to let everyone get to know each other better.

Oluwatoyin Akinfolarin, Unit Manager, Ivy Willis House

“We would not be the same without her” – says one of the nominations.

Known as Toyin, she has galvanised the team, helped staff work together an excels in communication, leading the team well. Other people she work with have said she is a good team builder, supports staff and is dedicated to what she does often staying late to make sure the job is done.

Ashley Honeyman, Lesney Ward Manager

She’s a born leader says one nomination. Another says she works tirelessly, ensuring family-centred care is at the heart of the ward.

Whilst looking out for the patients’ best interests, she also makes staff feel supported, going the extra mile with one in particular to ensure she was supported. She welcomes change, with her care, compassion, innovation and ideas helping to shape the unit.