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2020 Judges | Unsung Hero Awards

2020 Judges

Admin & Clerical

Admin & Clerical

Helen Barker is the Chief Operating Officer at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT and nominated her PA Sue Laycock in the Admin & Clerical Category for the 2019 Unsung Hero Awards. 
 
David Crichton is proudly representing Scotland and is the second Scottish Judge on the UHA judging panel since 2018. David was appointed Chair of NHS Health Scotland in 2015. 
 
Carl Ramsdale is a Senior Quality and Compliance Inspector with the NHS Counter Fraud Authority and won in 2019 for his successes with an autistic intern called 'Seb'. Carl is also judging Disability Champion. 
 
Laura Bell works at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, as part of the Pregnancy Loss and Bereavement Team. She won a UHA Award in 2019 in Admin and Clerical for her work with pregnancy loss. 

  • Helen Barker Click here for full bio
  • David Crichton Click here for full bio
  • Carl Ramsdale Click here for full bio
  • Laura Bell Click here for full bio
Apprentice of the year

Apprentice of the year

Apprentice of the Year will be chosen by Kathy Cowell, Chairman at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
 

  • Kathy Cowell OBE DL Click here for full bio
Communications

Communications

Antony Tiernan, Director of Communications and Engagement at the London Ambulance Service has used his vast network to help the UHA grow significantly within the NHS. 
 
Caroline Kenyon is based at the Innovation Agency where she is part of the Executive Team and responsible for engaging a wide network of stakeholders, including NHS, social care, businesses, academic and voluntary sectors.

  • Antony Tiernan Click here for full bio
  • Caroline Kenyon Click here for full bio
Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Adrian Osborne based at Powys Teaching Health Board is proudly representing Wales and has promoted the UHA strongly across the Welsh network of Health Boards.
 
Jules Lockett has worked for the London Ambulance Service for the past 18 years and has worked in all areas of the Emergency Operations Centre, responding to 999 calls, allocating of resources and control and command support deployment.

  • Adrian Osborne Click here for full bio
  • Jules Lockett Click here for full bio
Disability Champion

Disability Champion

Aaron Oxford is a learning disability and autism network manager at NHS England and will bring a lived experience of having a learning disability and autism to the judging panel.
 
Carl Ramsdale is a Senior Quality and Compliance Inspector with the NHS Counter Fraud Authority and won in 2019 for his successes with an autistic intern called 'Seb'. Carl is also judging Admin and Clerical.

  • Aaron Oxford Click here for full bio
  • Carl Ramsdale Click here for full bio
Estates & Ancillary

Estates & Ancillary

Amanda Piper won for Estates and Ancillary in 2019 for her work as a Housekeeper on a specialist Dementia Ward in East London, as part of East London NHS Foundation Trust.  
 
Lord Philip Hunt has been a member of the House of Lords since 1997. He was the first Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation and is also the president of the Hospital Caterers Association. 

  • Amanda Piper Click here for full bio
  • Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC, OBE Click here for full bio
IT & Digital

IT & Digital

Venkata Padala won for IT & Digital at the 2019 Unsung Hero Awards. He started life at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT as a IT Technician, progressing through various posts to his current role as the Head of Enterprise Wide Applications.
 
Anthony Walkley has worked for over eight years in the NHS, currently working within NHS Digital as a programme manager. 

  • Venkata Padala Click here for full bio
  • Anthony Walkley Click here for full bio
Leadership award

Leadership award

Karl Roberts is a senior programme lead at the NHS Leadership Academy and has proactively helped dozens of NHS staff become involved with our awards. 
 
Clare Price-Dowd has worked in the NHS for all her career and is currently Head of Evaluation and Patient Experience at the NHS Leadership Academy. Clare is also a long standing advocate and supporter of the UHA. 

  • Karl Roberts Click here for full bio
  • Clare Price-Dowd Click here for full bio
Lifetime service award

Lifetime service award

The Lifetime Service winner will be chosen by John Rostill, OBE, Chief Executive of the NHS Retirement Fellowship.

  • John Rostill Click here for full bio
Special mention award

Special mention award

Sue Murphy is CEO of Catalyst, a non-profit organisation based in Surrey working with people who are dealing with issues stemming from drug and alcohol use and mental health. 
 
Ellie Orton became Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together in July 2018 and is passionate about social change and the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which literally translates to ‘humanity'.

  • Sue Murphy Click here for full bio
  • Ellie Orton Click here for full bio
Volunteer of the year

Volunteer of the year

Emma Easton is Head of Voluntary Partnerships for NHS England and leads on developing more inclusive partnerships with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. 
 
Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett founded Helpforce and has chaired commissions both for the government and independently on healthcare, end-of-life care and philanthropy.

  • Emma Easton Click here for full bio
  • Sir Thomas Hughes Hallett Click here for full bio

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