The Trust has scooped two national awards at the Skills for Health’s ‘Our Health Heroes’ Awards 2017 which celebrate the unsung healthcare heroes from across the UK, including those working in the NHS, that go above and beyond in their roles every day.
The two Trust award winners, sponsored by Health Education England, were:
- The Doctors Assistant Team who won the Gold Award in the Workforce Planning Team of the Year category
- Danii Clark, Equality and Human Rights Assistant was a regional winner of the Operational Services Support Worker of the Year.
The Doctor’s Assistant Team was created by to help with doctors’ workloads, freeing them up to attend more teaching, operating and clinic sessions. Several other NHS sites have been very interested in copying this model and it has been presented at national and regional events.
Danii Clark was nominated for her kind nature and forward thinking. She is often faced with challenges with no clear guidance but always thinks outside the box to find a solution. She recently designed badges to promote equality; these are now being worn by staff in trusts across the country.
Mrs Scarlett McNally, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and lead for the Doctor’s Assistant project said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the Gold winners of Workforce Planning Team of the Year! This is a national award from the Skills for Health team. This has been a great project involving input from Clinical Education and a number of Trust departments, with lots of hard work from the new Doctors’ Assistants themselves. To get some recognition and to be described as Health Heroes is phenomenal. We’ve very much looking forward to the ceremony and meeting all the other winners.”
Danii Clark Equality and Human Rights Assistant said: “I was extremely pleased to receive this award which is recognition for the work we are doing to promote equality.”