The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers
Admin & Clerical
Individual or Team Nomination?
In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:
- Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
- Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
- Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
- High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
- A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Nominee's story :
Sharon is a practice managing partner. Since the start of the pandemic last year she has consistently gone over and above her normal job. She has set up and run the local vaccination center which has been a full time role on top of her normal day job. She has worked tirelessly during very challenging times. She has worked into the night and at weekends. All of this hard work has been the backbone of the success of the Mendip PCN vaccination programme. We have been hugely successful and have received huge amounts of praise for the set and role out of this service. She has constantly been innovative making use of the local covid support group. She developed links with a local charity who supplied qualified and unqualified staff to support the running of the clinic. She has remained constantly upbeat, smiling and enthusiastic during some very tough and stressful times. There have been enormous logistic challenges along the way and she has always remained calm, came up with a solution and rolled with it. She goes over and above to ensure that staff are supported to do their job to the best of their ability and this often means she is first on site and last to leave. Clinicians have experienced huge amount of stress and anxiety over the last 18/12 and she has always been there with a listening ear, threats of gin and tonic or a funny quotation, despite her own stress and anxieties. She has managed to develop excellent relationships with people all around her including hospital staff at the vaccination site, CCG staff and other members of the PCN. I feel that General practice as a whole has been under appreciated and misunderstood in their delivery of covid vaccinations and their general work through covid. Recognising Sharon's herculean effort would help to highlight all the work that has gone on in the background to make our nations vaccination programme the success it is.