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VIPs announced at staff awards celebration

The latest staff to be named ‘VIPs’ were announced at the Trust's bi-annual staff awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday, 14 September at the H Suite in Edgbaston.

More than 150 people attended the glittering ceremony to celebrate the Values in Practice (VIP) awards, which saw 99 nominations narrowed down to 6 worthy winners and 15 fantastic finalists. The shortlisted staff and teams were chosen by a panel of judges made up of executive and non-executive directors, staff side and governors.

The Board also presented two special awards to a staff member and team that have made an outstanding contribution to the Trust’s vision to deliver person-centred community health services, striving to achieve better care and healthier communities.

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Group photo VIP Awards Sept 2017

The VIP awards coincided with the Trust's Annual General Meeting, which looked back on the Trusts achievements and performance over the financial year 2016/17. Copies of the Annual Report and Quality Account, can be obtained from the publications page of our website.

The winners and finalists are listed below and more information on the VIP finalists can be found in the awards programmeAn online photo gallery from the event is available to view on Flickr

Annual Board Awards:

Individual Award:

Joanna Jacobs, health visiting clinical team leader

Nominated for her ‘health visitor in your pocket’ app.


Team Award:

The Healthcare Team at HMP Birmingham,

Nominated for their response after December 2016 prison riots.


Values in Practice Awards

Accessible Category

Awarded to the individual or team that can demonstrate a change in a way of working that has made a service more accessible for its users or staff.


The Diabetes Team and Patient Educators


Josephine Wardell, Receptionist

Sarah Binks, Charity Manager


Ethical Category

Awarded to an individual or team that shows dignity and respect to colleagues or patients, adapting their approach to individuals.


Michelle Burton and Alicia Phillips, Young People’s Health Advisors


Abdul Sajid, Healthcare Assistant

Michelle Ho, Staff Nurse, Ward 14


Quality Category

Awarded to the individual or team that can demonstrate quality outcomes in service delivery.


Birmingham Child Development Centres


Michelle Symes, Dental Nurse

Tracy Powell, Abigail Russell and the team at Victoria College

Hamid Zolfagharinia, Innovation Manager


Responsive Category

Awarded to the individual or team that can demonstrate an improvement in staff or patient experience of our organisation through listening to their views and responding positively.


Rapid Response Fort Dunlop, with special mention for Debbie Evans, Senior Administrator, Rapid Response Team


Karen Dennis, Pharmacy Technician

MSK Service Technical Instructors Team

Hope Barton-Hazel, Health Visitor and Practice Teacher


Commitment Category

Awarded to the individual or team that can demonstrate an unswerving passion to drive forward improvements for service users or colleagues.


Sheldon Palliative Care Unit Team with special mention for Staff Nurse Katie Colbert


Gabriel Chikuku, Healthcare Assistant

Liz Blackham, Clinical Case Manager


Caring Category

Awarded to an individual or team that can demonstrate that through a caring and respectful approach they retain the end user at the heart of everything they do.


Chloe Adams, Community Gastroenterology Dietitian


Derick Gardiner, Healthcare Assistant

Donna Thomas, IMT Team Manager

Rachel Wheeler, Clinical Case Manager

If you would like to know more about the Values in Practice awards visit the VIP awards webpage