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

I nominated Dawn for organising and sorting the new working areas at the Orchards.She has supported the CRHT manager (whose team used to be located at the Orchards and moved due to pandemic) in organising, clearing and arranging all the old equipment and lockers to new homes. She has worked so hard on this and it has not been a small feat! Well done Dawn and THANK YOU!


Jim has been an invaluable support to me as I have tried to set up a new Non-Medical Prescribers (NMPs) Declaration system on SolNet. This new automated system replaces the old NMP Annual Appraisal system and allows our NMPs to complete their yearly declaration much easier/faster allowing them to concentrate on their clinical duties. Jim has worked with Suzi Graves (NMP Clinical Lead) and myself (TEAMWORK) over the last few months to get this system up and running and has always found time (and patience/RESPECTFUL) to explain the processes involved and help with the technical applications. We wanted to get this new system up and running for from April/May and even though Jim had limited time (due to being redeployed for Covid) he went the extra mile to ensure we could roll this new system out on time (ACCOUNTABILITY). Jim appreciated that I had limited knowledge of the technical/IT aspect of SolNet and always found the time to attend MS Teams Meetings to guide me through. Jim continues to provide ongoing ad-hoc training now to ensure that our NMP SolNet 2 page is up and running by September.. Suzi and I couldn't have completed this important project without Jim's expertise and hard work and we feel a BIG THANK YOU is justified.


Dr Christine has been the most wonderful of support for us throughout the programme.  She is always very willing to be called in at late notice when staffing levels have been worrying and will always stay longer than her designated end time.  When we had an issue with patients being vaccinated outside of the licence, she was very willing to be called in to prescribe additional doses.  She is a complete joy to have on any shift and has the most caring attitude towards patients and staff.  Our programme at Hamble House is all the better for having her involved.

Emma has been our Locality Lead Nurse she has developed very quickly into an amazing manager .She is supports our staff across numerous sites in the North, whilst always having time to listen to staffs' personal and work challenges. She never fails to find solutions to problems/ issues and has a calm demeanour... Emma has managed to juggle two high demanding Band 7 roles for a time, earlier this year, to ensure that the service has rum optimally, and she seemed to do this in her stride. We, as a service, are extremely lucky to have her as our manager, as she is hard working and dedicated to looking after her staffs'; wellbeing, the efficient running of the service and, most importantly, our patients. Thank you Emma.



Janine is a wonderful manager who puts time and effort into all colleagues no matter how busy she may be herself. Janine goes above and beyond and is one of the most approachable and kind managers I have ever had. Janine has moved into the Performance Team and has been doing a brilliant job with us all and we would like to say, THANK YOU.


 I think as a manager she is incredibly kind patient and understanding. I am a new starter, she made me feel very valued and welcome.


Katie Watson and her colleagues Kristian Budini her colleagues, Katie Watson , Jocelyn Duckham , Leslie Aston and Jo Payne are Paediatric therapists who always go the extra mile for the children and young people they support. I have recently had the pleasure of working with this team of fantastic people in looking after one of my patients who has been diagnosed with a serious neurodegenerative condition . On speaking to this little girls mother , about the diagnosis, she told me that all of the therapy team involved had supported her and her little girl above and beyond expectations , Making a very difficult time more bearable.


 PCAT was developed as the result of hospital discharge guidelines during the first wave of the COVID pandemic. The team were brought together initially as redeployed staff and now permanently as an integrated health and social care team. They have developed a whole new service, processes and pathways to ensure that patients within the local acute trust are supported into the most suitable environment as quickly as possible. The team have been put under incredible pressure to meet ever growing demands, as well as supported staff who have been redeployed during wave 2 and who had never worked in this area. The team have achieved amazing results, reducing the medically optimised numbers and well as bed days lost significantly, all resulting in a far better experience for the people of Portsmouth. The team deserves recognition as they are the silent service that patients may only ever see once, but who work incredibly hard to support them at often traumatic times



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