Winners of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020-21
The Care and Compassion Award
Critical Care Family Liaison Team, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Nominated by: Jess Phillips MP
During the first wave of coronavirus, a group of medical students, with support from critical care consultants and other retired and returning consultants, became the critical care family liaison team. They were the first point of contact for worried relatives across three of our Trust critical care units. They provided invaluable support for these families, calling them daily with an update on the condition of their loved ones and passing on messages to patients and medical teams.
The Excellence in Healthcare Award
The research teams working on the COVID19 vaccine at the University of Oxford: Oxford Vaccine Group and Jenner Institute
Nominated by: Layla Moran MP
The Oxford Vaccine Group and the Jenner Institute are two research teams at the University of Oxford who joined forces to fight coronavirus by developing a vaccine in record time. The Oxford Vaccine Group is based in the Department of Paediatrics and is a team of doctors, nurses, and scientists, who have been developing vaccines for 30 years to improve child health around the world and providing the evidence that underpins much of the NHS immunisation schedule. The Jenner Institute works on vaccines to fight HIV, TB, and malaria, and has programmes on many other disease including germs that cause outbreaks, like coronavirus. We were nominated for the award in recognition of our efforts to develop a vaccine for covid-19.
The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award
The Life Rooms, Mersey Care NHS FT
Nominated by: Dan Carden MP
The three Life Rooms buildings provide a safe and welcoming place ‘to be’ or to access community resources and feel included in community activities. During Covid-19 the buildings have remained closed. Conscious of the effect the pandemic is having and will continue to have upon people’s mental and physical wellbeing as well as on community assets, within two weeks of the first lockdown our amazing staff transformed our social model of health into ‘Life Rooms Online’ in order to continue to actively support our communities.
The Excellence in Primary Care Award
Dr Bruce Allan at Sussex NHS Commissioners
Nominated by: Gillian Keegan MP
When Covid arrived in Sussex we immediately knew that we needed to act to protect and support our most vulnerable populations. Our first priority was our large care home population. Building on our excellent relationships with Sussex GP providers we rapidly commissioned an out of hours service to provide weekend cover for our care home population, directly from their registered GP practice, thereby delivering personalised care 7 days a week. Rapid implementation delivered a service which proved effective for patients, as well as popular and appreciated by care home staff and GP practices.
The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
London Ambulance Service Macmillan End of Life Care Programme Team
Nominated by: Bob Blackman MP, James Murray MP, and Paul Scully MP
The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support have collaborated to improve the quality of end-of-life care (EoLC) provision by ambulance clinicians. A specialist team have provided education, guidance, wellbeing support and created a network of volunteer ambulance staff to lead change at a grass roots level. The work of this passionate team and integration with wider health services has resulted in increased staff confidence, awareness of patient’s preferences and reduced hospital admissions for EoLC patients.
The Future NHS Award
Sunrise Neonatal Team, North Middlesex University Hospital
Nominated by: Bambos Charalambous MP
The North Mid Sunrise Neonatal Team have been nominated for the Future NHS award for the innovative way in which they were able to keep premature babies and their families connected during the start of Covid-19 pandemic. By adapting the secure NHS video calling service Attend Anywhere, usually used for pre-arranged hospital appointments, they were able introduce virtual visiting so the special bond between baby and parents could continue to grow.
The Health Equalities Award
Street Outreach Initiative for Hepatitis C, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and West Yorkshire Hepatitis C Operational Delivery Network
Nominated by: Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
The Street Outreach Initiative for Hepatitis C was an opportunistic project during the Covid-19 national lockdown between Leeds Teaching Hospitals viral hepatitis nurses, Bevan outreach team and the Hepatitis C Trust. The focus of this initiative was the hard to engage vulnerable adult (rough sleepers) in the community who were placed in hotels around the city, providing an ideal opportunity to engage, test and treat this group for hepatitis C as well as looking after their general health and wellbeing. The initiative has demonstrated that hepatitis C service delivery with a multi-agency approach works, taking services to vulnerable adults must be an integral part of healthcare service delivery in addition to treating patients in primary and secondary care locations.
The Wellbeing at Work Award
The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network
Nominated by: David Morris MP, Simon Fell MP, Tim Farron MP, and Cat Smith MP
The BAME Network Leads at Morecambe Bay are a diverse team of volunteers dedicated to supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues. The team go beyond their NHS day jobs to support and advocate for BAME colleagues and raise these themes to influence policy and procedure. This year Covid-19 has impacted BAME communities significantly and disproportionately, and the team risen to the challenge to protect BAME colleagues' physical and psychological wellbeing as best possible through a stressful and worrying time.
The NHS Rising Star Award
Dr Rajiv Sethi, becoming a Doctor, National Health Careers Conference
Nominated by: Sir Graham Brady MP
Rajiv Sethi is a Junior Doctor, Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow at NHS England, and Honorary Research Fellow at Heath Education England. Alongside clinical training he has led widening participation and diversity initiatives to develop the health workforce. Since 2017 working with a committed team, they have established open access programmes supporting aspiring and current healthcare professionals through Becoming a Doctor, Health Careers Live and International Collaborative Grand Rounds (ICGRx).
The Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominated by: Amanda Solloway MP
Joe was nominated for the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his dedication to the NHS and the impact he has made to NHS Trusts across Derbyshire throughout his nearly 60 years’ service. Despite officially retiring a number of years ago and now being 80 years of age, Joe’s passion for the NHS has seen him continue to help our Trust in a variey of different ways and he perfectly embodies the values that we all hold here at UHDB.