Nurses celebrated with new awards

Nurses and healthcare assistants have been recognised for their hard work at an awards ceremony.

The first ever Sheffield General Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant Awards were held earlier this month to acknowledge general practice nurses and healthcare assistants and their dedication to patients.

Around 100 people attended the event, along with a number of key figures in healthcare from across Sheffield who attended to present awards.

Mandy Philbin, Chief Nurse at NHS Sheffield CCG, said: “General practice nurses and healthcare assistants often go about their jobs without realising what a massive difference they are making.

“We started these awards to acknowledge the invaluable contribution that they make for our patients and to give credit to the vast array of talent and skills within our brilliant primary care nursing workforce.

“The number of nominations we received is testament to how valued the primary care nurse workforce is.

“I know the judging panel had a really difficult decision when picking the winners and to me, every single nomination was a winner.”

There were six award categories, and the full list of winners is below.

Rising Star Award

Louise Bloxham

Mentorship and Preceptorship Award

Becky Howden

Innovation Award

Katie Whitehead

Long Term Conditions Award

Celia Sefton

Commitment to Nursing Award

Joy Naylor

Health Care Assistant of the Year

Jill Coe

Chief Nurse Thank You Certificate

Janice Wake