2021 WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED
Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) 2021
Michael Curtis, trainee advanced clinical practitioner in our older people’s service in County Durham and the Dementia Friendly Village Project are winners of the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) 2021 in the Transformer of Tomorrow category. PENNA recognise best practice in patient experience across all facets of health and social care in the UK. The project started out as a dementia hub to engage with primary care colleagues and the local community and has evolved into a dementia friendly village so that people with dementia are understood, respected and supported in the area they live.
NEPACS Ruth Cranfield Award 2021
The speech and language therapy team in our health and justice services, led by Tracey Forster, will receive a Ruth Cranfield Award at the NEPACS annual awards ceremony in September. Each year NEPACS makes a number of awards to prison staff, probation staff, voluntary sector and other professionals to highlight the work of exceptional individuals or innovative good practice in promoting rehabilitation of offenders.
National accreditation programmes
The Hambleton and Richmondshire memory team has been accredited at providing an excellent service by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Electroconvulsive Therapy Accreditation Service. This is the fourth consecutive time the service has been accredited since it was awarded the first accreditation in 2012. The team offers a service to people who are concerned about their memory and cognition and who have been referred by their GP.
The Positive Approaches Training focuses on the prevention and alternative methods of managing violent or aggressive behaviour and achieved accreditation by the Restraint Reduction Network in March 2021. We are among a handful of NHS Foundation Trusts that have this accreditation. The subjects included in the newly-accredited training programme include positive behaviour support, verbal de-escalation and post-incident support.
2020 WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED
Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Awards 2020
The RCPysch Awards celebrate the innovative and inspiring work being done in psychiatry. In November 2020 the Trust received one award.
Redcar and Cleveland community affective disorders team were crowned ‘team of the year’ in the working-age adults category for developing a new pathway for patients with autistic spectrum disorder.
Occupational therapy staff at Ridgeway low/medium secure mental health inpatient hospital in Middlesbrough has been recognised for their commitment to helping people with serious mental illness access education and training from the national not-for-profit organisation.
Society for dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
Pauline McAvoy, clinical psychologist and DBT lead for York and Selby has been awarded her Accreditation as a DBT therapist from the Society for DBT. This makes Pauline the first accredited DBT therapist in the Trust.
2019 WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED
Royal College of Psychiatry, Duncan Macmillan Award
Sundar Gnanavel a senior registrar at North End House in Durham scooped the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatry, Duncan Macmillan Award, for his essay on “The next big thing in psychiatry research”. The purpose of the prize is to celebrate and promote the work of psychiatry trainees nationwide.
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Northern Awards
The awards recognise local achievements, hard work and commitment within the regional healthcare community.
Arran Scott, senior accountancy assistant, Flatts Lane Centre, Middlesbrough won the Student of the Year category for his hard work, positive attitude and innovative approach to challenging systems and processes.
Louise Ferguson, assistant locality accountant, Flatts Lane Centre, Middlesbrough who, although was shortlisted in the Technician of the Year category went on to win the Chairman’s Award. Although this wasn’t the category Louise was originally shortlisted in, the Chair of the HFMA Northern branch felt that her nomination couldn’t be overlooked.
Chief Nursing and Chief Midwifery Officer’s Silver Award
John Savage, head of nursing for Durham and Darlington, is one of the first people in the country to receive the Chief Nursing and Chief Midwifery Officer Silver Award for helping people to live the life they want to live.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Awards 2019
The RCPysch Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry. In November 2019 the Trust received a hat trick of awards.
Jim Boylan, director of medical education, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough received the award for Psychiatric Educator of the Year category.
John Venable, was presented with the Service User / Patient Contributor of the Year award.
North Tees adult learning disability team, Wessex House, Stockton was hailed Team of the Year in the Intellectual Disability category of the awards for effectively using lean methodology to provide high quality services with reduced resources.
Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2019
Our talking therapies service in County Durham were highly commended in the improving access to psychological therapies category of the recent Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards. Talking Changes innovative pathway of care, helping students to access timely support for conditions including anxiety and depression, was recognised for its trailblazing work with local schools, colleges and universities to support this hard to reach group.
Nursing Times Awards 2019
Our Cleveland liaison and diversion team won the Mental Health Nursing Award category at the Nursing Times Awards 2019. The team, based at Cleveland Police’s Middlehaven station, offers assessment and advice to people who come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders and who have mental ill health, learning disabilities or other vulnerabilities.
The NEPACS Ruth Cranfield Good Practice Awards for Rehabilitation 2019
The mental health team, HMP Holme House, Stockton were recognised at the NEPACS Ruth Cranfield Good Practice Awards for Rehabilitation 2019 for their exceptional work and innovative good practice. The awards aim to maintain a focus on rehabilitation within the criminal justice system and to ensure that good practice and ideas are broadcast as widely as possible so that they can be replicated elsewhere.
Cavell Star Awards
Adult learning disability team, Flatts Lane Centre, Middlesbrough was awarded a Cavell Star Award for shining bright and showing exceptional care.
NHS England – Chief Allied Health Professions (AHP) Officer Awards 2019
Jo-Anne Smith, professional head of dietetic services has scooped the AHP Public Health Champion category of the NHS England – Chief Allied Health Professions Officer’s Awards 2019. The awards celebrate the contribution AHPs have made in supporting improvements in health, care and wellbeing.
Positive Practice – National Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH)and Dementia Awards
Corinne Walsh (retired), project lead for the North Tees dementia collaborative in Stockton walked away with the OPMH/Dementia Individual Staff of the Year Award in the Positive Practice National OPMH and Dementia Awards 2019.
British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology
Claire Bainbridge, locality lead psychologist for TEWV health and justice service scooped the 2019 Excellence in Forensic Psychology Practice Award. The national award celebrates excellence in forensic psychology practice, recognising success and evidenced based practice with high visibility and impact. It is a reflection of her work in the field of forensic psychology and recognition of this achievement by other members of the discipline.
Durham and Tees Valley GP Training Programme
Venkatraghavan Ramaswamy, consultant psychiatrist and associate clinical director, North End House, Durham was honoured with the clinical supervisor (hospital specialist) of the year award.
National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Award
The TEWV autism project team won the Outstanding Health Services Award. The awards recognise people, services and schools across the UK who are making a difference to autistic people and their families. The award was presented in recognition of the work they are doing to ensure that there is a clear pathway to diagnosis across the Trust, that all staff are trained in autism awareness, and that reasonable adjustments to treatment pathways are available.
Cavell Star Awards
The Cavell Star Awards are given to nurses, midwifes and health care assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care to either their patients, patients’ families or colleagues. In January 2019 the Trust received two awards.
Sarah Waite, nurse, memory clinic, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton for shining bright and showing exceptional care to her patients.
Linda Schumacher, team manager, mental health services for older people, Acomb Health Centre and Worsley Court, York and Selby for showing exceptional care to her patients and staff.
2018 WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED
Great British Care Awards 2018 – Yorkshire and Humber
Lynne Taylor, a strategic health facilitator in North Yorkshire learning disabilities, Eastfield Clinic, Scarborough scooped the Good Nurse Award. This award acknowledges the important role that specialist nurses working in the care sector have in promoting the emotional, psychological and social health of the people they support. Lynne will now be put forward for the national finals taking place in March 2019.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Awards 2018
The RCPysch Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry. In November 2018 the Trust received two awards.
Mental health services for older people, covering Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, were hailed ‘team of the year’ in the quality improvement category of the awards for their work to release time recording clinical activity, resulting in increased face-to-face contact with patients.
Dr Thandar Win, Lustrum Vale, Stockton-on-Tees was named specialty doctor of the year; her nominator commending her instrumental role in the Stockton memory service achieving the highest dementia diagnostic rates regionally and among the best nationally.
Cavell Star Awards
The Cavell Star Awards are given to nurses, midwifes and health care assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care to either their patients, patients’ families or colleagues. In October 2018 the Trust received a hat trick of awards.
Jenny Trowsdale, community nurse, eating disorder service, child and adolescent mental health services, The Glades, West Lane Hospital, Middlesbrough for the compassion and energy she has shown while caring for a patient.
Stacey Daniels, community support worker, recovery and outcomes support team / secure outreach and transitions team, forensic services, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough for the excellent work she does with carers and patients.
Kali Penfold, team manager, offender health team, HMP Holme House, Stockton for the care and compassion provided to her colleagues.
Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards
The all age liaison and diversion service based at Middlehaven police station in Middlesbrough, won the mental health and emergency services / criminal justice category. These national awards celebrate the innovative and inspiring work being done across the country to make a difference to the lives of those experiencing mental ill health.
The Trust’s older person’s functional community mental health team, based at Lustrum Vale in Stockton on-Tees, was recognised for the outstanding initiatives they have consistently put in place to improve patient care. These have included implementing the purposeful and productive community services initiative, a functional pathway and leadership supercells.
Partnership working between Rethink Mental Illness and Tees, Esk and Wear Valley’s NHS Foundation Trust was highly commended for their work in North East prisons. They were honoured in the IAPT for common mental health problems category.
NEPACS Awards 2018
The integrated support unit on I Wing, HMP Durham were honoured with an award for providing a new approach to the management and therapeutic support of prisoners with mental health issues. The service provided by mental health clinicians from TEWV and prison officers, is one of the first units nationally to provide assessment and treatment to men deemed to have mental health problems.
Hayley Hawksby, clinical lead, HMP Durham was commended for her work with men in the separation and care unit within the prison who are experiencing mental health problems.
Quality network for older adults mental health services Accreditation
Rowan Lea ward, Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough have obtained the Accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This is nationally recognised and assures staff, service users and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality on inpatient mental health services being provided.
Maternal mental health alliance
A team providing training for those with lived experience of mental ill health have been highly commended for their work with new and expectant mothers. They were honoured in the perinatal mental health education and training category for their work to support women into peer support roles at the Trust.
Health Service Journal Patient Safety Awards 2018
The multi-agency team at HMP YOI Low Newton, Durham were named winners in the Maternity and Midwifery category for their work in the development of perinatal and maternity care pathways for women in the judicial system.
Health Watch York Awards 2018
Acomb Garth, York received a Healthwatch York Making a Difference 2018 award for their excellence in health and social care services. The team was nominated by the people of York.
Durham and Tees Valley GP training programme
Mani Krishnan, consultant psychiatrist, Lustrum Vale, Stockton-on-Tees was honoured with the clinical supervisor of the year award.
Love York Awards 2018
The improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) team, (York, Selby, Tadcaster and Easingwold), Huntington House, York, were the winners of the Honorary Contribution to Student Life Award as voted by students at the University of York. The team was nominated by the University’s Students’ Union as it was felt the team’s work had a significant impact on the lives of students at York and the team is a great asset to the community.
North Yorkshire County Council Celebrating Good Practice Awards 2018
Rachel Orr and Katy Philips, clinical psychologists, local authority opportunity team for care leavers, North Yorkshire were honoured for their work with the local authority to enhance access to psychological services for vulnerable and marginalised children and young people.
Student Nursing Times Awards
Joe Atkinson, student nurse, on placement with the assertive outreach team, Windsor House, Harrogate walked away with the student nurse of the year award of the mental health category.
Memory services national accreditation programme
The accreditation is awarded for work with people who have memory problems or dementia and their families and services are assessed against national standards.
Memory clinic, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton was highlighted for their positive relationships between staff, service users and families, in particular the team’s ability to allay fears and give hope for the future.
Memory clinic, Alexander House, Knaresborough was praised for their experience, compassion and united multidisciplinary approach particularly for their unhurried and reassuring style.
2017 WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED
Investing in Children Membership Awards
Following discussions with young people, a specialist assessor honoured three of our children’s services in Teesside with the IiC Accreditation for areas of good practice.
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) Hartlepool, Dover House were recognised for their imaginative and inclusive practice, engaging young people to make positive changes to the service and actively involving them in a variety of different groups and activities.
Redcar CAMHS, Milbank Terrace were praised for continuing to involve former service users, opportunities for children and young people to provide feedback and the creation of a traffic light rating system for one-to-one appointments.
Stockton CAMHS, Viscount House was highlighted in the inspectors report for having a welcoming, young person friendly atmosphere along with a staff photo wall and monthly newsletter.
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Research Award 2017
David Ekers, nurse consultant, adult mental health services, Durham and Darlington was awarded the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Research Award for a presentation of his research programme exploring the delivery of behavioural activation by non-specialists.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Awards 2017
The RCPysch Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry. In November 2017 the Trust received a hat trick of awards.
Dr Mani Santhanakrishnan, consultant psychiatrist, Lustrum Vale, Stockton received the award for the psychiatric communicator of the year category.
Dr Megan Brown, was presented with the foundation doctor of the year award whilst completing her psychiatry rotation in the early intervention in psychosis team and the liaison psychiatry team in York.
Women’s forensic learning disabilities secure service, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough were announced winners of the psychiatric team of the year: non age-specific category.
Positive practice in mental health awards 2017
The positive practice in mental health awards help to identify and share examples of how good mental health care can be delivered. The Trust celebrated a heist of six awards at the ceremony held in October 2017.
Mindfulness team, West Park Hospital, Darlington were named winners of the psychological therapies for people with ‘Common MH Problems’ category
Employee support service, Flatts Lane Centre, Middlesbrough were highly commended in the mental wellbeing of staff category.
Vanguard new care model, Harrogate were highly commended in the integration of physical and mental healthcare category.
Rollercoaster parent / carer support group, North End House, Durham celebrated a triple award scoop and were highly commended in the specialist services, co-production of care and innovation in children and young people’s mental health categories.
CCQI Quality Network for inpatient child and adolescent (CAMHS) accreditation
The Westwood Centre, West Lane Hospital, Middlesbrough obtained the Accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The network aims to demonstrate and improve the quality of inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric care.
Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement
Our psychological informed planned environments (PIPE) team at HMP/YOI Low Newton, Durham achieved the Enabling Environment Award which recognises best practice in promoting mental wellbeing and creating positive living and working environments. The PIPE unit was the first service in the female prison estate to achieve the award in 2013 and continues to be seen as an area of positive practice.
AIMS (Accreditation for Mental Health Inpatient Services)
Esk and Danby wards at Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough have obtained the Accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This is nationally recognised and assures staff, service users and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided.
Faculty for the psychology of older people in the British Psychological Society
Sarah Dexter-Smith, professional lead for older people’s psychology at Flatts Lane Centre, Middlesbrough scooped the Bill Downes Award. This identifies and highlights dedicated practitioners who are mid-career and have worked for many years in older people’s services.
2017 Senior Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology
Ruby Bell, consultant applied psychologist professional lead, forensic mental health services, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough was awarded the 2017 Senior Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology by the Division of Forensic Psychology. The award is a reflection of her notable work in the field of forensic psychology and recognition of this achievement by other members of the discipline. Ruby accepted this award at the Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference Gala dinner, at The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel 14 June.
BMJ Awards 2017
TEWV IcanpreventDelirium, in collaboration with Health Education England North East, was highly commended in the education team of the year award category. This award acknowledges a team that is leading the way in medical education and ensuring quality improvement for future generations.
Northern Lights Dementia Quality Improvement Awards 2017
Our Stockton team ‘spot it , stop it’, in partnership with Stockton Borough Council and Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, walked away with the prestigious winners award in the delirium category.
Runner up in the delirium category of the Northern Lights Dementia Awards 2017 was the Trust’s IcanpreventDelirium team, in collaboration with Health Education England North East.
National autistic society – professionalism in autism
Dr Helen Pearce, consultant psychiatrist, with the Trust’s learning disability forensic services at Roseberry Park in Middlesbrough scooped the winner’s award for outstanding healthcare professional. Presented at the national awards ceremony in March Helen was commended for being an inspirational individual dedicated to her profession.
Parkinsons Excellence Network Awards 2017
The Parkinson’s Advanced Symptoms Unit, a collaboration between South Tees NHS Foundation Trust and Tees, Esk and Wear Mental Health Trust, was been presented with the winners award for their work in addressing complex symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
North East NHS Leadership Awards 2016
The North East NHS Leadership Awards celebrate leaders at all levels and across all professions, who have ultimately improved people’s health, the public’s experience of the NHS and those leaders who we are truly proud to work alongside.
The Trust celebrated a triple award scoop at the awards at the awards ceremony held in January 2017.
Thomas Hurst, ward manager, Overdale at Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough scooped the winners award for emerging leader.
Dr Mani Krishnan, consultant psychiatrist in mental health services for older people for Teesside walked away with the winner’s award for inspirational leader.
Lisa Taylor, head of service for offender health was presented with the winner’s award for inclusive leader.