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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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 want to nominate Lorraine for her hard work pioneering new approaches to suicide prevention in the trust. In particular she has done amazingly to establish Clinical Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) within adult mental health services in Portsmouth. It was her idea to bring this approach to the trust, we are only the 3rd NHS trust to use this approach. We have trained dozens of staff, and more than 50 service users have received CAMS so far. Our service evaluation shows significantly reduce suicidality from this intervention.

 Penny is a great asset to the dental team she has the job of managing the diaries of 6 managers on a daily basis as well as all her jobs. Penny is always willing to help and support the whole of the dental team across Hampshire and the IOW, she is the go to person for a lot of the team when they need help. Penny juggles all of the elements of her role really well and is always professional, supportive, helpful and caring. She has a great sense of humour and this is something that lifts the teams spirits when times are tough. She is a valued member of the team that gets on with her role quietly in the background but we would be lost without her.

Nomination 2: She has helped me a lot since I started 10mths ago within this new post. I am also aware she goes over and beyond to help all staff.

 

 

I would like to nominate Marcel for an award in recognition of his support in increasing student placement opportunities for occupational therapists (OT).

Covid-19 has brought about new pressures with regards to clinical areas hosting students. For most of the pandemic, student placements were postponed by many areas, as departments were closed, such as outpatients, and staff redeployed. The number of clinical placements in many areas remains low and there is a national drive to increase these numbers to grow our workforce.

Marcel took part in a pilot study with the University of Southampton to provide an OT student placement where the student was jointly supervised by a registered OT and Marcel as the unregistered OT Associate Practitioner.

Marcel had never supervised a member of staff or student in this way before and embraced the training required and the additional responsibilities with ease. The placement was a great success with the student stating the ‘experience was amazing’ and that Marcel was ‘highly knowledgeable’.

 

 

Catherine has been recognised and named by multiple patients in feedback forms for her care and compassionate nature. She is professional and engages with patients when explaining her assessment and treatment plans. As a Team we feel that her hard work and dedication to achieving the best out come for her patients should be celebrated.

 

Kerry has been working really hard in our ICM team, she has show compassion and kindness in doing this role for such a long period of time during a really challenging time (COVID). She has ensured our patients have been getting excellent prompt care. She has shown amazing teamwork and I would like to Thank Kerry for all her hard work.

 

 Debbie joined Sexual Assault Referral Centre in October 2020, excited to make a difference to victims of sexual assault by ensuring they received the best care. It was a difficult time due to changes made to keep the service running during COVID lockdown, but Debbie quickly learnt the ropes and took on responsibility for managing the SARC team, including some who were shielding and working remotely.
Debbie has gone above and beyond since joining the team by supporting the team during a difficult period, covering shifts, making changes to benefit service users and staff and generally keeping the service running. She deserves recognition for her commitment, her generosity with her time and energy and her dedication to providing support to service users.

Nomination 2: Debbie is new to the trust and has settled into her role, as SARC manager. She is approachable and hard working and is an asset, to our team. She works above and beyond, often working weekends and overtime in order to cover our rota.

Nomination 3: Shows total professionalism with all sexual needs.

Nomination 4: Debbie is very sensitive , kind and non judgemental which is really needed in forensics. She makes people feel safe and welcome.

Nomination 5: Amazing! Debbie very dedicated well deserves recognition.

 

Anthony has gone above and beyond helping our team.  Our Health roster expert left the service and Anthony has made himself available to help me with a million health roster issues and he always does it with patience, kindness and good humour. I think he needs to be recognised for his support and for being so helpful.

 

Toby is such a positive person, he is really caring and thoughtful and will go out of his was to help and support and just what a manager should be. He is knowledgeable and a source of information. I cant thank him enough for his support.

Nomination 2: Toby is a lovely colleague and manager, he is always ready with his quick wit and happy demeaner. I think Toby is deserving of a Solent award as he applies all the HEART SOLENT VALUES in every day of his work. He is reliable, a hard worker, great team leader and goes above and beyond for his colleagues/team.
Toby works hard each day to ensure we are always up to date with the most recent guidance's and policies. Toby is very supportive and is always helpful when brought queries and questions from his team. Toby has always been very supportive and encouraging whether that been staff wanting to go for new job roles or wanting to start apprenticeships. Something that can be scary or awkward to approach to a manager - is instead a supportive and personal conversation/development!

 

 

I would like to nominate Maria for an award in recognition of her support in increasing student placement for physiotherapists.

Covid-19 has brought about new pressures with regards to clinical areas hosting students. For most of the pandemic, student placements were postponed by many areas, as departments were closed, such as outpatients, and staff redeployed. The number of clinical placements in many areas still remains low and there is a national drive to increase these numbers to grow our workforce.

Maria took part in a pilot study with the University of Southampton to provide a physiotherapy student placement where the student was jointly supervised by a registered physiotherapist and Maria as an associate practitioner and therefore an unregistered physiotherapist.

Maria had never supervised a member of staff or student in this way before and embraced the training required and the additional responsibilities with ease. The placement was a fantastic success with the student calling his supervision ‘outstanding’ and highly recommending this model of placement to other students. 

During the Pandemic where staff couldn't always physically be in work , Lyndsey and Claire really went the extra mile to ensure that the clinics ran smoothly for our families and that letters and referrals went out promptly.

They worked as a great team to try and ensure there was always someone physically present at Fort Southwick to deal with queries that couldn't be dealt with remotely. The whole CPMS East Business support team are fantastic but these two really have made a difference during COVID.

 

 

We are nominating the team at the Western Community Hospital for pulling off the NHS Big Tea for Solent this year. Naz and her team baked and iced over 3000 cupcakes for the people of team Solent. Not only this but the time and effort that went into packing each individual bag with cups, teas, postcards, boxing the individual cupcakes and then bagging all 3000 was huge. The team did all this whilst also running business as usual and all with a smile :)

The two Solent HEART values that really shone through were 'everyone counts' and 'teamwork'. For colleagues who had missed the deadline or missed the communications and therefore requested big teas late, even during the week, the team made sure no one missed out. Although it meant more work for them, nothing was too much trouble and they wanted to be fully inclusive and for everyone in team Solent to be recognised and thanked for their hard work.

The positive team spirit and morale was maintained throughout the week and as the communications team, it was a joy collaborating with them and working together on this.

Thank you so much to the Catering team at the Western, all your hard work led to over 3000 very happy members of Team Solent!

 

I have recently stepped into the management role of this team and want to highlight how amazingly the team have done throughout the last 18 months. The Patient Systems team have stepped up considerably during the pandemic to ensure that all staff queries relating to access and smartcards are dealt within in a timely manner to ensure the smooth running of our clinical and admin services. The team have gone above and beyond to ensure that all new starters employed within the trust are correctly set up with the applications they need and are extremely flexible with Smartcard appointments which is an essential tool for the majority of staff to start their roles and access the systems. Nothing is ever to much for this team and they really are very approachable and hardworking and will do everything they can to get to the end goal as quickly as possible. They do really deserve praise for the hard work and dedication for always putting the service users and staff first.

 

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