Better Care

Caring colleagues get the 'VIP' treatment

Colleagues have been recognised for going 'above and beyond' at the Birmingham Community Healthcare Values in Practice (VIP) Awards

From a grand total of 102 nominations, seven teams and eleven individuals were recognised for commitment to Birmingham Community Healthcare's Values

In addition, four additional awards were given out – three ‘Good Samaritan’ awards for staff or teams that supported members of the public outside their normal job role, and one additional ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award. 

BCHC chairman and lead judge on the awards panel Tom Storrow said: "Selecting winners and finalists from all the wonderful nominations we received is a pleasure and a privilege but also a real challenge - the shortlist has been selected from an extremely strong field."

[ Zoom ]
VIP April 2019 Group photo wave

Colleagues also heard from 32-year-old Nadine Grandison, who shared her story of recovery following a stroke and a brain haemorrhage, as recently published in the Birmingham Mail

Nadine, who now works as a volunteer 'buddy' at Moor Green Out-Patient Brain Injury Service, thanked all the staff there and at the Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Unit who supported her through a total of 15 months intensive rehabilitation.

A list of all winners and finalists can be found below. 

A photo gallery from the evening can be found on our Facebook page and more information on the nominations can be found in the awards programme.

Caring Category 


The Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (INRU) Clinical and Administrative Team


Rizwanah Patel,  Assistant Psychologist

The Prosthetic Team, West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre

Open Category


Nutrition Nurse Team


Workplace Mediators

Ward 12 Team, West Heath Hospital

Respectful Category


Susan Moon, Podiatrist


Michael O’Keefe, Lymphoedema Nurse

Shirley Dennis and the Hillbrook Integrated Multidiciplinary Team

Responsible Category


Psychiatrist Hassan Mahmood and Community Nurse Romi Kaur, Learning Disability Services.


The West Heath and Stockland Green Special School Nurses

School of Dental Nursing

Inclusive Category


Lurieteen Miller, Service Coordinator, Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Service


The IV Therapy Team

Children’s Rapid Response Service

Research and Innovation Team


Good Samaritan Awards

Fiona Spillane,  Dental Nurse 

Fatema Mulla, Dr Mark Martin, Naz Mahmood and Kiya Jayhanie 

Immunisation Team 


Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Imad Soryal, Clinical Director, Adults and Specialist Rehabilitation Division

Want to make a nomination?

We plan to host our next Values in Practice awards evening in the autumn, but you can nominate at any time. 

Click here to nominate online