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Local NHS celebrates healthcare heroes

Local people have been celebrated in the three NHS Bradford district and Craven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) annual healthcare hero awards.

The awards were given out at the three NHS Bradford district and Craven CCGs annual general meetings held in September 2019. The annual event is a way of saying thank you to people who make a real difference to local people and communities through the work that they do.

Celebrating the work of people whose efforts often goes unrecognised, the categories included the above and beyond award which looked for nominees for staff, volunteers or teams that go beyond the call of duty to deliver an outstanding service.

(PRNo.63) Winners - all, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven AGM

From left: Partnership Hero, Altaf Khan; Above and Beyond, Dr Caroline Rayment, Above and Beyond, Audley Care Ilkley, Partnership Hero, Project 6; Above and Beyond, Simon Booth.

The Living Well Heroes category recognised people who make a difference to wellbeing through the promotion of self-care and supporting people to take control of their own health.

The awards also looked for people and teams who made a significant improvement to patient experience, the impact that volunteers can make in a whole range of roles and people who demonstrate leadership across the health, care and community as a whole.

Helen Hirst, chief officer, NHS Bradford district and Craven CCGs, said: “Thank you to everyone who nominated somebody for an award, selecting winners for each of the categories is always really hard! All of the nominees make a huge contribution to health and care every day and it’s important to acknowledge those who go the extra mile for our local communities.”    

The AGMs are attended by members of the public, patients, partners, volunteers, members of the CCGs’ and staff. It is also a chance to hear about progress and plans, including the work that is being done to improve the quality of services for local people and address future challenges facing the NHS.

The winners are:

Above and beyond

Iain Maxwell, Quality Assurance Manager, NHS Bradford District and Craven CCGs

Helen Muff, Case Manager, Bradford District Care Trust

Babs Cooper, Bevan Healthcare

Dr Caroline Rayment, Grange Park Surgery

Living Well hero

Talk Cancer Project Team, Cancer Research and NHS Bradford District and Craven CCGs –

Partnership hero

Julie Wakefield and Restore Recovery College, Healthy Lifestyle Solutions

Vicki Beere, Project 6

Patient experience hero

Joanne Ward, Kensington Partnership

Volunteering hero

Breastfeeding Buddies Peer Supporters, NCT Bradford

Ed Bury, Kilmeny, Long Lee and Oakworth Patient Participation Groups

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