Awards Success

We are pleased to let you know that as a result of hard work the following individuals and teams have been shortlisted for the below awards.

2018

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  • UHCW NHS Trust was named Teaching Hospital of the Year 2017 - UK at the UK Health and Safety Awards 2017.
  • Dietician Rachel Ball won a Rising Star Award in the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2017.
  • The sustainability section of the 2015/16 Annual Report was judged to be ‘excellent’ by the NHS Sustainable Development Unit.
  • The Improving Incident Reporting in Critical Care was shortlisted for a Patient Safety Congress Awards 2017 in the Patient Safety in Critical Care and Trauma Patients category.
  • The Safety Huddle was shortlisted for a Patient Safety Congress Awards 2017 in the Changing Culture category.
  • UHCW won Silver for Clinical Research Site of the Year at the PharmaTimes Awards, after being shortlisted for the fifth year running.
  • Cath Watson and the UHCW Heart Failure Team won second prize in the Cardiovascular category in a poster competition at the British Geriatrics Society conference on 27 January for their poster about the DIVERT project.
  • Jonathan Young’s team in Trauma & Orthopaedics was shortlisted for the Surgical Team category of the BMJ Awards for open fracture management.
  • UHCW Dietician and MRes student at Coventry University, Bev Beynon-Cobb, was a runner-up in the Cochrane UK Students 4 Best Evidence competition.
  • The Communications Team was shortlisted for an Association for Healthcare Communications & Marketing (AHCM) Awards in 2017 - Internal Communications for the intranet which was commended.
  • The Communications Team was shortlisted for an Association for Healthcare Communications & Marketing (AHCM) Awards in 2017 - Best Issues Management which it won for the use of video with operational pressures.
  • The Communications Team was shortlisted for an Association for Healthcare Communications & Marketing (AHCM) Awards in 2017 Rising Star for Tom Phelan.
  • The Coventry Integrated Motorneurone Disease MDT (UHCW, Myton Hospice and CWPT) won the Motorneurone Disease Association’s “Extra Mile Award” from Jim Cunningham MP on 17 March 2017.
  • Suresh Munyal won the Association of Optometrists’ Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year on 5 February 2017.
  • Lesley Jones came second place in the Renal Home Therapies Nurse of the Year category at the British Journal of Nursing Awards on 10 March 2017.
  • The Coventry and Warwickshire Parkinson’s Service, led by Dr Andrea Lindahl and Dr Lucy Strens, was commended at the Parkinsons UK Excellence Network Awards 2017 on 3 March 2017.
  • Trish Matharu and Gemma Cramp were awarded certificates for their professional examinations by the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) at the annual ARTP conference in Belfast on 20 January 2017.
  • Coventry Hospital Radio presenters Dan Sambell and Marta Amado were shortlisted for presenting awards at the 2017 Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards (awards ceremony on 25 March 2017).
  • The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team at the Hospital of St Cross were shortlisted for Team of the Year at the BHF’s Alliance Awards on 6 June 2017.
  • Reena Mehta-Jagatia was named West Midlands Student of the Year by the HFMA at an event on 22 June 2017.
  • The Communications Team was shortlisted for a 2017 UK Public Sector Communications Award in the “Crisis Communications Campaign of the Year” category for the use of video with operational pressures.
  • The Communications Team won a 2017 UK Public Sector Communications Award in the “Campaign Product of the Year” category for the Newborn to Now display at a ceremony in London in September 2017.
  • Network Mortuary Manager Chris Wookey, and Deputy Network Mortuary Manager Harriet Tunstall were awarded a Chief Constable’s Award by West Midlands Police at a ceremony in September 2017.
  • Orthopaedic Registrar Mr Nick Smith was awarded the Robert Jones Medal at the British Orthopaedic Association Congress on 22 September 2017 for his essay on meniscal transplantation.
  • The Hospital Transfusion Team and ICT Team were shortlisted in the ‘Technology and Data in Nursing’ category at the 2017 Nursing Times Awards (awards ceremony on 2 November 2017 in London).
  • The ICT and Nursing Teams were shortlisted in the Best Nursing Technology category for the 2017 eHealth Insider (ehi) Awards (awards ceremony on 31 October 2017).
  • Head of Midwifery Carmel McCalmont was awarded an honorary doctorate by Coventry University in November 2017.
  • The Communications Team was shortlisted for two Comms2Point0 Unawards
  • Communications Officer Tom Phelan was shortlisted for the Mark Hanson Award in the UK Social Media Communications Awards 2016 which recognizes the brightest and most promising social communicators under 30 years old.
  • Professor Chris Imray Was co-author of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (2nd Edition)which won first prize in the Primary Care section of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2016
  • The ICT System Development team has been shortlisted for the HSJ Awards 2016 in the category Using Technology to Improve Efficiency for the Care Contact App (awards in November 23 2016).
  • The Trust was shortlisted for a 2016 Personnel Today Award in the Employee Engagement category.
  • The Learning Disability Alert has now been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Awards 2016 in the Learning Disability category (winner announced October 26).
  • The Developing Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Research - CARE (Clinical, Academic, Research & Innovation, Environment) Model has been shortlisted in the Clinical Research Nursing in the Nursing Times Awards 2016.
  • The Trust was highly commended as an Innovative Organisation of the Year by the WM AHSN’s Celebration in Innovation Awards 2016.
  • The flu campaign was shortlisted for a Public Sector Communications Award 2016 in the internal communications campaign of the year category.
  • UHCW’s RD and I team received a silver and bronze in the 2016 PharmaTimes awards.
  • Mr Miguel Fernandez from UHCW was the joint winner for the Trauma and Audit Research Network (TARN) annual award for his poster on open lower-limb fracture performance.
  • The Tissue Viability Team was shortlisted for the MoInlycke Award for wound care (winners announced may 19).
  • Shortlisted for HSJ Award for Training and Development for the High Impact Reproducible Model for Effective Consent Training. The project was led by Dr Sailesh Sankar, Dr Jayan Mannath, Dr Sanjoy Nagaraja, Dr Simon Darlow and Dr Tim Robbins.
  • Shortlisted for NHS England’s Best Friends and Family Test Initiative in any other NHS-funded service - Maternity Services
  • Shortlisted for NHS England’s Friends and Family Test Champion(s) of the Year - the Patient Experience Team
  • The Trust’s Hospital Radio team was shortlisted for four categories in the National Hospital Radio Awards. Dan Sambell was awarded a Bronze prize for male presenter of the year. The judges said Dan is someone who really cheers you up. He clearly has a love for Coventry and has bags of energy. His entry was packed full of relevance to the hospital and local area.
  • In the cardiology category of the BMJ Awards 2016, the Trust was shortlisted for the Cardiology Team of the Year for its Nurse-led Transient Loss of Consciousness (TLoC) pilot clinic.
  • Tim Robbins has been awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship which will entail six weeks of travel in the USA to learn from their healthcare systems (particularly the digital elements) and bring that learning back to the UK.
  • Wendy Trodden, Tissue Viability Assistant Practitioner in the Radiotherapy Dept won second place for Patient Wellbeing in the Journal of Wound Care Awards 2016.
  • The international JWC Awards recognise individuals and teams who have excelled in wound care. Wendy was nominated for the Patient Wellbeing Award as a result of making a significant difference to the experience of patients who attend radiotherapy treatments at the Arden Cancer Centre.
  • Healthcare Assistant Pharbinder Athwal won a British Journal of Midwifery Practice award for Midwife or Peer Supporter in Improving Breastfeeding.
  • Midwife Lyndsey Prue was shortlisted for a Tommy’s Healthcare Hero award. These are given to a midwife (or other medical professional) who has provided exceptional physical care or emotional support to parents in difficult times.
  • Lyndsey Prue also won the Tommy’s Angel award after a grateful mum who had three miscarriages nominated her.
  • Christopher Poole, Professor of Medical Oncology and Dr Jane Worlding, a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, won in the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Industry Principal Investigator Awards. Professor Poole was shortlisted for regularly exceeding recruitment targets for clinical studies run by UHCW, including a study into a drug combination for ovarian cancer, and Dr Worlding was shortlisted for successfully delivering a study into a therapy for patients with bone cancer.
  • The Communications Team was shortlisted for the Social Media Campaign of the Year category at the PR Moment Awards 2016.
  • The UHCW Lung Nurse team has won the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Team of the Year.
  • Macmillan Gynae-Oncology Advanced Nurse Practitioner Vikki Jones was awarded the Macmillan Henry Garnett Award.
  • Jonathan Gamble and Pam Kaur were shortlisted for the Future-Focused Finance category in the HFMA Awards (winners will be announced on December 10).
  • Midwives Elizabeth Bailey and Alison Searle have been shortlisted for a Royal College of Midwives award in the category of Johnson’s Award for Evidence into Practice for “Mind your Ps and Qs: Protected quiet time in the hour after birth.” The winners will be announced on March 8, 2016.
  • The Trust was shortlisted for the Health Business NHS Finance Award (results Dec 3).
  • The Trust was shortlisted for the Health Business in the Innovation in Mental Health Category (Dec 3).
  • The Trust’s communications team was shortlisted for Best Digital/Communications team, Best Use of Social Media and Best Use of Email in the Comms2Point0 Awards (results Dec 3). NHS Coventry and Rugby was also shortlisted in the Best Collaboration award for last winter’s 111 campaign which we were one of the main partners for.
  • The Trust’s communications team was shortlisted for an AHCM (Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing) award for media handling, specifically around the work it did with the smoking cessation team in the run up to the Trust becoming Smokefree. (Awards announced November 12).
  • The Trust’s Dementia Care Team has been shortlisted in the Service Innovation Team of the Year category at the International Dementia Awards 2015.
  • Chief Nursing Officer Mark Radford has been recognised as one of the top leaders in nursing has made the list of the Nursing Times Inspirational Leaders 2015 which recognised top leaders in the nursing profession.
  • Dr Tim Robbins has been nominated in the Rising Star of 2015 category in the E-Health Insider (EHI) Awards. This recognises the work of health informatics staff under the age of 30 who are achieving excellent results and making an outstanding contribution to healthcare.
  • The Mortuary Team was shortlisted for Mortuary Assistant (APT) Team or Individual category of the Good Funeral Award by a member of Warwickshire Police for their service and compassion shown when working with bereaved families.
  • Cardiology Research Registrar Dr Chris McAloon has been awarded the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network Clinical Trainees Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research in the NHS. The awards acknowledge the essential work of NHS physicians and trainees in sustaining and building clinical research in the health service, despite competing demands on clinician time and resources.
  • The TTWC project was shortlisted for an HSJ Award 2015 in the Staff Engagement category
  • The UHCW communications team was shortlisted for a UK Social Media Communications Award in the ‘Best Use of Facebook’ category.
  • The winter communications campaign led by NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG and UHCW to target key groups with 111 messages has been shortlisted for a HSJ Value in Healthcare Award in the Value and Improvement in Communications category.
  • The Getting Emergency Care Right campaign was shortlisted for a PRmoment Award 2015.
  • Sam Collinge, bereavement midwife, won a Royal College of Midwives Award for bereavement services.
  • Doctors and nurses at University Hospital in Coventry, are celebrating after becoming one of only eight international Centres of Excellence for Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET) in the United Kingdom. To become a Centre of Excellence, the Trust had to comply with a large list of requirements, which included:
  • extensive experience in the treatment of patients with GEP NET
  • the provision of most relevant treatments on site
  • collaboration with patient support groups,
  • ongoing participation in clinical trials and NET related research.
  • The 2015 PharmaTimes Clinical Research site of the year award was won by UHCW’s RD and I team for the second year in a row.
  • The mortuary team was shortlisted for the 2015 Good Funeral Awards in the category Mortuary Assistant (APT) Team or Individual.
  • UHCW doctor and Academic Clinical Research Fellow Dr Tim Robbins was shortlisted for EHI Rising Star Award 2015 for innovation work done at UHCW and Institute for Digital Health.
  • The Getting Emergency Care Right campaign was shortlisted for an AHCM award in the internal communications category.
  • UHCW Maternity team has been shortlisted for the Royal College of Midwives Maternity Team of the Year. The winners are being announced in March 2015.
  • UHCW maternity team won the Best Example of User Involvement in the APPG on Maternity Awards 2014 which was an All Party Parliamentary multi-professional working award.
  • The Trust’s dementia team won the National Dementia Care Awards 2014 in the category Best Dementia Friendly Hospital.
  • The joint ‘Feel Well, Choose Well’ campaign across Coventry and Warwickshire which included UHCW was shortlisted for 2014 EHI Awards in the ‘Best use of social media to deliver a health campaign.’
  • The ICT Digital Dictation Team has been shortlisted for the E-Health Insider award for ‘Best Use of IT to support Healthcare Business Efficiency.’
  • The UHCW entry Medicines Management Walk-round Assessments has been shortlisted Nursing Times Awards 2014 in the Patient Safety Improvement category.
  • The UHCW project on Outsourcing Pharmacy has been shortlisted in the in the Value and Improvement through Outsourcing category in the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2014.
  • The UHCW project on Getting Emergency Care Right has been shortlisted in the Value and Improvement in Communications category in the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2014.
  • The joint project between GE and UHCW on the use of Opera in theatres was shortlisted for the EHI Excellence Award for Healthcare Business Analytics.
  • The UHCW project on supporting new trainee doctors called Avoiding grey Wednesdays: Trainee led value has been shortlisted in the Value and Improvement in Training and Development category in the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2014.
  • UHCW NHS Trust entry Getting Emergency Care Right - A Change Program was shortlisted in the Changing Culture category for the Patient Safety and Care Awards.
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust won the category Sustainable Transport in the NHS Sustainability Day Awards.
  • Carmel McCalmont, Head of Midwifery, won the Healthcare Hero and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Coventry Telegraph’s Pride of Coventry and Warwickshire Community Awards.
  • The Lucina team was shortlisted for a national MaMa award for promoting normal birth.
  • The Research and Development team was shortlisted and won the PharmaTimes 2014 clinical research site of the year.
  • Professor Siobhan Quenby was nominated for a Tommy’s Healthcare Hero Award by a couple who she helped become parents.
  • The Trust’s Communications team was shortlisted for the Golden Hedgehog 2014 In House Team of the Year.
  • The Trust’s communications team were shortlisted for three UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2013 (winners announced 19 November):
  • Internal communications campaign of the year for the 100 days free pressure ulcer campaign.
  • Media relations campaign of the year for the postnatal depression world first story.
  • Small in house team of the year.
  • The Trust won the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare NHS Forest’s Award for Best Community Engagement. This was for its work around the Jubilee Nature Reserve at University Hospital in Coventry.
  • ICT has been shortlisted for the UK IT Awards 2013 for the best Not for Profit IT Project for its work on introducing wifi across University Hospital.
  • The 100 Days Free campaign has been shortlisted for the Patient Safety Improvement category for the Nursing Times Awards 2013.
  • Vanessa McDonagh has been shortlisted for Clinical Leader of the Year for the HSJ Awards 2013.
  • The Infection Prevention and Control Team was shortlisted in the Nursing Times Award 2013 Continence Promotion and Care category for their campaign Get Stool Smart.
  • The Infection Prevention and Control Team was shortlisted in the Nursing Times Award 2013 Infection Control and Prevention category for their campaign Get Stool Smart.
  • The ICT team (with the C&W Partnership Trust) is a finalist for the EHI Awards 2013 in the Excellence in Mobile Healthcare category for its Reciprocal Wireless Access.
  • Partnership between UHCW and Age UK to improve the discharge of elderly patients was commended for a Coventry Compact 2013 award (winner to be announced in October).
  • Isatu Kargbo, specialist sister in critical care won joint first place in the critical care category in the 2013 Kimberley Clark HAI Watchdog Awards. It’s an international award and Isatu entered the Big 2 communication tool to tackle infection control and cleaning issues in critical care.
  • UHCW NHS Trust Tissue Viability Team has been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Patient Safety Award 2013 (event to be held in July).
  • The Infection Prevention and Control team won the Infection Prevention Society’s 2013 Team of the Year.
  • Darren Wheldon from the Infection Prevention and Control Team was runner-up for the 2013 Schulke Healthcare Champion.
  • The Maternity March campaign, which used Twitter, Facebook and web chats to reach out to a larger audience, was shortlisted for the 2013 Social Impact Awards.
  • Natalie Dean (third year student physiologist) has been awarded the Sue Davies Award at the 2013 Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) Annual Conference.
  • The Golden Hedgehog PR Awards 2012 - shortlisted for In House Team of the Year for Midlands, Wales and The South.
  • UHCW NHS Trust Tissue Viability Team won the Pressure Care Award 2012 for Wounds UK.
  • UHCW NHS Trust Tissue Viability Team won the Quality Improvement Award for the NHS Midlands and East region.
  • The Trust’s Research and Development Team were national finalists in the 2012 ‘PharmaTimes’ NHS Research Site of the year, demonstrating their ability to work closely with commercial partners.
  • A world-first 3D anatomy learning resource has been jointly created by UHCW and the University of Warwick. The learning program which consists of 3D images of plastinated body parts has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education 2012 Award in the Outstanding ICT initiative category.
  • UHCW NHS Trust Tissue Viability Team was shortlisted as one of the finalists in the Pressure Care Award for the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2012.
  • The VTE team was shortlisted for a Patient Safety Award in the Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety category.
  • Professor Siobhan Quenby, consultant obstetrician, was shortlisted for the HSJ Awards 2012 for ‘Best Clinical Leader’ category.
  • Our use of patient diaries was shortlisted for the Nursing Times Awards 2012 in the ‘Best Emergency and Critical Care’ category.
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant Stephen Cooke was named Trainer of the Year from the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association.
  • Caroline Hill and Amy Kelsey, sisters on the Critical Care Unit at University Hospital in Coventry, were shortlisted for their work in the Emergency and Critical Care category national Nursing Times awards.
  • Neil Wilkes picked up the silver award for Best Newcomer at the National Hospital Radio Awards.
  • The Maternity March campaign, which used Twitter, Facebook and web chats to reach out to a larger audience, was shortlisted for the CIPR PRide Awards 2012 for ‘Best Social Media Campaign’ category and won the UK Public Sector Communications Award for ‘Social Media Campaign of the Year’.
  • The Trust won the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing Awards’ ‘Best Use of Digital Media’ for our Maternity March campaign and ‘Best Internal Communications’ for our 100 Days Free campaign aimed at reducing pressure ulcers. Our 100 Days Free campaign also picked up the Golden Hedgehog Award for Best Internal Communications Campaign.
  • The plain-speaking bowel cancer screening team based at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby has won national praise for its easy English. Its leaflet to explain how to use its testing kit has been awarded a coveted Plain English Award 2011, recognising it as one of the most understandable documents available. The leaflet is part of the national bowel screening programme and was developed in conjunction with Dr Steve Smith, Clinical Director and Mrs Sara Lee, Manager of the Bowel Cancer Screening Hub at St Cross.
  • The VTE team won the Public Sector Project of the year category in the UK IT Industry Awards 2011 and 2011 Health Business Awards - won the Healthcare IT Award for the VTE project.
  • Communications team shortlisted for its Car Parking Communications Strategy in the Best Media Handling category for the 2011 AHCM Communicating Health Awards.
  • Communications team shortlisted for The Man Who Died 28 Times has been shortlisted for the Best Use of New Media category for the 2011 AHCM Communicating Health Awards.
  • Laurence Wood and his colleagues highly commended for their work by the NHS Innovation Challenge Prize Team, part of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
  • Communications team nominated for two How-Do UK Public Services Communications Awards 2011: Best use of social media for the Steve Nixon case (please see below) and Best small in-house communications team (up to five employees).
  • Communications team nominated for the PRCA 2011 Awards in the Digital and New Media Award category for their work on highlighting the case of Steve Nixon, a man whose heart stopped 28 times but was saved by staff at UHCW.
  • The Research and Development team has been shortlisted for the HSJ Awards 2011 in embedding a culture of clinical research at Trust level.
  • The cross-disciplinary team who managed and implemented the VTE assessment programme and tool across the Trust has been shortlisted for the 2011 E-Health Insider Awards for the 'best use of IT to promote patient safety category'.
  • Consultant Sergio Pagliarini has been shortlisted for one of The Macular Disease Society’s national awards for Clinical Services of the Year after being nominated by a patient.
  • Patient Safety Award 2011- In the Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety category for KingMark, invention by Richard King.
  • Consultant Laurence Wood was shortlisted for a BMJ Group Awards 2011 for the Getting Evidence into Practice category and 2011 Department of Health Innovation Awards for his work on reducing extremely premature birth.
  • Head respiratory physiologist Joanna Shakespeare and Respiratory Clinical Physiologist Julie Aughton’s project, Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment of fitness for vascular surgery, has been shortlisted in The Chief Scientific Officer's award for leadership (England) category of the 2011 Advancing Healthcare Awards for Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists.
  • Natasha Wileman and Margaret Goodman have been shortlisted for a Medical Futures Innovation Awards for their Teggy Mouthcare device which allows patients to brush their teeth without a sink.
  • Patient Safety Award 2011 - In the Patient Safety in Diagnosis category for Today’s Blood Results Today. The Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Service blood sciences laboratory team at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) have been working with SWFT to collect samples from the wards earlier in the day (starting at 6am) to support earlier processing.
  • Consultant Dinesh Verma was runner-up for the Health Enterprise East’s Innovation Award for his invention Personal Ophthalmic Diagnostic System incorporating innovative Tele eye Screening Tool (iTEST) for self/remote monitoring of visual functions.
  • Maggie Denton has been shortlisted for a West Midlands NHS Innovation Awards 2010 for her privacy and dignity sign.
  • Natasha Wileman and Margaret Goodman have been shortlisted and won a West Midlands NHS Innovation Awards 2010 for their Teggy Mouthcare device.
  • Orthopaedic consultant Richard King’s invention for more accurately measuring hips before a replacement operation called “KingMark” has been nominated for an HSJ Award (Acute & Primary Care Innovation category).
  • Orthopaedic consultant Richard King was shortlisted for a NHS West Midlands Leadership Awards.
  • The Communications team was shortlisted for an AHCM Communicating Health Awards for Best Media Handling category for the story of world’s first use of cryofiltration in a kidney transplant.
  • The Communications team was shortlisted for a CIPR PRide Awards for Instilling Pride through Internal Communications.
  • The cross-disciplinary team who managed and implemented the VTE assessment programme and tool across the Trust has been shortlisted for the 2010 E-Government National Awards
  • The Communications Team has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Marketing Excellence Awards for the work around Rob Higgins use of cryofiltration in a world first for kidney transplantation.
  • Tissue viability nurse Vanessa McDonagh won the Novice Practitioner category at the MoInyckle Health Care Wound Award for organizing the Trust’s first Pressure Ulcer Awareness Week