Community and mental health services for Solent NHS

We are committed to giving  great care to our service users and patients. Our people do exceptional things, this is your opportunity to nominate and vote for those who really make a difference.  You can nominate either a whole team, an individual person in the colleague category or an outstanding manager. You can then vote for the winner by clicking on the images below the nomination form.

Nomination form

To assist you in making a nomination please consider writing about the following points.

Does the individual or team:

  • demonstrate and role model our HEART values and culture
  • demonstrate innovation that is keeping more people safe and well at home, or improving the patient journey and experience
  • use their work to deliver improvements in safety and quality
  • clearly use the experience of communities and patients to inform their work , improve safety and quality or to change care
  • demonstrate collaboration with partners to lead influence and shape the delivery of care across the local health and care system

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Please explain clearly how this nomination links to the Solent values.

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Thank you for your nomination. You have the opportunity to vote for a winner from each of the categories below. Each month, the nominee with the most votes in each category will be the winner.

Vote for your winner below

Debbie is very cheerful, always willing to help, very knowledgeable and a great team player.


Nomination 2: Always helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable. Makes time to help and listen.

Chelsea goes above and beyond to help the team. A good team player, always willing to help wherever she can, She is a great asset to the CAMHS West Business Support Team.


Mr Boateng is kind, patient and good at supporting patients and nursing staff on the Orchards. He devotes his time to ensure that nursing staff are supported especially newly recruited staff to adapt to the organisation. His communication and approachable spirit is commendable. No matter what issues we approach him with we always get support to ensure a positive team work culture.



Tony is a great member of the team, keeps up the morale of the team, very knowledgeable regarding IT and although it is not his role, he is always happy to help clinicians and admin with any IT issues when he can.



Everyone Counts - Nina thinks about everyone she works with, whether that be clients or staff. She always puts them above herself and considers every option to support them above and beyond her role. Nina is supportive of staff in anyway she can be and recognises the hard work that other staff put it in to ensure the ongoing quality care of clients.

Accountable - Nina empowers her team but listening and supporting their ideas and own ways of working. She will encourage them to share their own ideas and takes these on board.

Respectful - Nina communicates very well to all staff members, she is open and honest about things and is always available when you need to talk, even on days she is not working. She is compassionate, not only towards to clients but her staff too and is respectful that staff have lives outside of work that can impact their work at times.

Team work - Nina is a strong team player, although she is a manager, it is felt by all that she thinks and feels on the ground too. Her leadership skills are outstanding and I feel very strongly that without her our team would not be what it is without her. She lifts the team in anyway she can and provides a very a strong team dynamic.


Nomination 2:

Honest: Nina is clear, open, timely and honest with all her communication and is constantly reassuring particularly in times of uncertainty, she says it how it is and is fair in all she does.

Everyone Counts: Nina treats us all as equals and puts others needs before her own. She encourages all to participate and contribute equally and hears what all have to say in order to include all perspectives. We all feel to be part of the team and to be able contribute to delivering a better service.

Accountable: Nina is a strong and fair leader and protects all who work with her, sharing accountability in service delivery and guides with strength and integrity.

Respectful: She is respectful of all she works with, colleagues and clients and quick to acknowledge, support and respect personal and professional needs thus enabling us to deliver a service with respect, equality and diversity as required by our clients.

Teamwork: Nina is an excellent team leader, always making time to listen and at the same time she is equally ready to “don the greens” and be a part of the team too. She encourages full participation and contribution in how the VRS team should work enabling us all to feel we belong to the team and the wider community neuro services. An excellent communicator, happy to share her wisdom, experience and knowledge and enables us all to do the same and to participate in effective service delivery at every level.

Nina is an exceptional manager and I would really like her work to bee acknowledged.

I don't think I have come across many people who deserve a recognition award as much as Matthew does. His commitment to the covid-19 vaccine programme has been astonishing. I often find him on skype at 9pm still working and that includes 7 days a week. He has ensured all of us who have offered to help with the immunisation clinics have been communicated with personally but more than that, he has been reassuring, supportive and kind. Sadly I had to miss my first shift as my son had an emergency operation but he took the time to contact me on a Sunday to check how the surgery went and that he was recovering well. I am yet to meet Matthew but regardless hold him in extremely high esteem. The lovely feedback on the team solent facebook page of the efficiency of the vaccine provision, alongside other colleagues obviously, is very much down to his hard work, dedication and above all supportiveness. Solent are very fortunate to employee you Matthew and I wanted to thank you from all of the nurses you haven't met but feel like we know you. You are doing an incredible job as I know are the rest of your team.


Nomination 2: Matthew has worked extremely hard during this difficult period to support and implement the Covid vaccination programme. Matthew is a real asset, hard working and approachable. He is always on hand if you need to ask him anything and has been a great support to myself and many other colleagues I work with.


Jo has stepped up and supervised both AMH and OPMH admin staff with genuine care and professionalism over the past month. It has been a difficult month with staff changes, estates moves and sickness to contend with, but Jo has been calm and collected throughout and shown herself to be a real asset to the Business Support Team as a whole. She really cares for her staff and for the service and this shines through in the work that she does.

A fantastic rollout of COVID vaccine to all staff - extremely well organised, well communicated and well executed.

The Admin team have had some difficult changes to adapt to in recent weeks and it has been a challenging time for them. It is clear however that they care for their team and the patients it serves and are working hard to keep the service running which is greatly appreciated. With support.

The Public Health Nursing Service in Southampton has been working extremely hard over the past few months to help support every one in the team, others in neighbouring teams and their patients. When the Covid crisis first hit lots of the team volunteered to help other services with the delivery of patient care as we could afford to pause some of the work we delivered. Others in the team also stepped up to help support the patient care and changed the role they were normally working in. As Covid has meant that the way we work has been very different the team have adapted well to cope with the changes and embraced them to make them part of their new everyday working practices, the whole team has come together more to support each other. There has been a huge demand on the team in the winter months as they have been delivering the childhood flu vaccination campaign to school aged children and have also been working hard to keep the caseload work going too. They have done a fantastic job under immense pressures and have kept going.


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