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Outstanding Healthcare Mentors Celebrated

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Health professionals from across the region were celebrated at a University of Worcester awards ceremony earlier this month.

The University, in collaboration with its NHS practice partners, held its annual Mentor Awards to honour the outstanding work and commitment of nurses, midwives, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and paramedics who mentor students throughout their time within a practice learning environment.

In what is the sixth year of the awards, prizes were presented in categories such as Outstanding Mentor, Outstanding Ambulance Station and Outstanding Practice Learning Environment, while awards for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy were given out for the first time this year.

Jo Rouse, Head of the University’s Academic Unit for Applied Professional Studies and Chair of the Mentor Awards Steering Group, said: “Having highly committed and effective mentors within the practice learning environment is central to effective student learning experiences.

“It is really fantastic that the University is able to join with its practice partners to celebrate the achievements of mentors in this way. The Mentor Awards Steering Group received a very high number of outstanding nominations which reflects the quality of mentoring, and made the process of selecting winners a huge challenge as all of the mentors nominated were excellent.”

The opening address at the ceremony, which was held at the University of Worcester Arena, was given by Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Health Education England’s first Director of Nursing who has responsibility for leading national policy, workforce planning, and education and training commissioning, for the non-medical healthcare workforce.

2014 Mentor Awards winners:

Outstanding Mentor Award – Worcester Royal Hospital

Rosemary Harris

Outstanding Mentor Award – Alexandra Hospital/Kidderminster Hospital

Marie Shenton

Outstanding Mentor Award – Midwifery

Vicky Instan

Outstanding Mentor Award – Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust: Community & Specialist Services

Stephen Bradley

Outstanding Mentor Award – Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust: Inpatient Services

Sue Hickinbotham

Outstanding Mentor Award – Wye Valley NHS Trust: Acute

Sharon Valentine

Outstanding Mentor Award – Wye Valley NHS Trust: Community

Tina Eades

Outstanding Mentor Award – Occupational Therapy

Sarah Jefferies

Outstanding Mentor Award – Physiotherapy

Michelle Husband

Outstanding Mentor Award – Post Graduate Courses

Dr James Goodman

Outstanding Mentor Award – Independent Sector

Sue Huxley

Outstanding Mentor Award – Social Work

Kay Wall

Outstanding Mentor Award – Birmingham, Black Country & Warwickshire Ambulance Locality

Rebecca Price

Outstanding Mentor Award – Herefordshire & Shropshire Ambulance Locality

Tony Mason

Outstanding Mentor Award – Worcestershire Ambulance Locality

Yuet Wah Patrick

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust

Ward 9, Alexandra Hospital

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust

Early Intervention Team, New Brook, Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Wye Valley NHS Trust

Maternity Services

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Occupational Therapy

Inpatients Occupational Therapy Team, Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Department, Malvern Community Hospital

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Social Work

Young Adults Team

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Ambulance Station

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