KMPT Awards 2020 - First day of celebrations

Date added: 15 December 2020

Starting on Monday 14 December 2020 our KMPT Awards 2020 kicked off with a week of celebrations.

We shared a video with our staff from Chief Executive Helen Greatorex, and TV presenter, Jasmine Harman, our awards host from 2019. Jasmine agreed to host our awards this year but due to COVID-19, we had to change the arrangements. Jasmine was keen to join in the fun so has sent us a video to share. We are grateful to her continued commitment to supporting mental health here in Kent and Medway.

On Monday, Mary Mumvuri, Executive director of nursing and quality and Peter Conway, Non-executive director presented some of our winners with their awards.

Achievement in Learning and Development Award

Winner: Claire Tyrrell and Sabrina Glanville - Supervisors/Team Leaders – Hotel services Maidstone

Both Claire and Sabrina have worked with all the housekeeping staff to carry out joint learning ensuring they are achieving a 100% rate. During the start of the COVID19 outbreak all of our domestic staff needed training on putting on PPE. Claire and Sabrina took time out ensure staff knew what was needed. This has been no small project and the team has worked with over 20 members of staff to get this done. Unfortunately Claire couldn’t be with us on awards day but we were delighted Sabrina could accept the award on their behalf. Congratulations.

Highly Commended: Teresa Buchan, Allied health professionals (AHP) practice development and education lead

Teresa is an inspirational educator and is dedicated to the development of future AHP and nursing workforce. She works hard to support students to achieve their goal of becoming a therapist or nurse and as well as this, helps the students to develop skills that will assist them when they qualify and throughout their career. This early support will hopefully assist with the development of a lifelong relationship with KMPT, helps to create potentially new members of our KMPT family and most importantly produces the supportive professionals needed to have a positive impact on our patients over the years to come.

Achievement in Research Award

Winner: Dr Bosky Nair, Consultant perinatal psychiatrist

Dr Bosky Nair is very passionate and knowledgeable about research and has engaged with the research team on many occasions to support research activity within KMPT. For this award, our nominator has focused on her latest project, the PATH perinatal mental health project which spans across four European countries and aims to raise awareness and destigmatise perinatal mental health though training and increased support via cross border collaboration with France, Belgium and Netherlands. Bosky is very passionate about improving care and reducing stigma for those who have perinatal mental illness. Her clinical expertise around the health and social care needs of women who are experiencing perinatal mental health illnesses and her academic knowledge of current advances in research in this area is integral to the project.

Apprentice of the Year Award

Winner: Natasha Brown, Paralegal apprentice

The winner of this award has been working with Legal services almost two years now and shown 100% commitment to her role and learning. She has taken on new challenges without question and is now sharing her knowledge and skills with other teams. According to the specialist training provider used within the trust, KMPT is the first NHS they know of to employ a legal apprentice. Natasha has certainly been a trailblazer and has not been daunted by being first.

Highly Commended: Jonathan Pigram, Apprentice Occupational Therapist, Trevor Gibbens Unit

Jonathan Pigram has made exceptional contributions within the workplace - loaning equipment and helping patients. Jonathan values individuality; he is open and works collaboratively with the multi disciplinary team. He works hard to make a difference for our patients. He is very innovative and always has great ideas and always keen to learn different things to improve his knowledge. He takes every opportunity he can to learn and shape his continued development. Importantly the patients talk highly of Jonathan.

High Performance Award

Winner: Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service (CJLDS)

CJLDS is an existing service that works predominantly in police stations supporting arrested people (aged 10 years old and above), with any vulnerability that they many have. This award focuses on the improvements that have been made which have already had a significant impact on people in order to help prevent a reoccurrence of their criminal behaviour.

Highly Commended: Patient flow team

Our highly commended award goes to a team who have work tirelessly over the past 12 months to ensure all Kent patients have access to an inpatient bed, when needed. They have performed remarkably to help prevent patients from being admitted to beds outside of the county through the work of the discharge coordinators, assistant discharge coordinators and team leaders. This has of course had huge positive impact on patient and carer experience. Of course COVID-19 has dealt them many an additional challenge which they have approached with the same vigour and determination.

Best Team Improvement Award

Highly Commended: Occupational therapy team

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we were unable to bring all our winners in to present them with an award. Our Occupational Therapy Team work hard in continuing to show trust values and ensuring the trusts strategies are implemented in their daily work. Thank you to Jonathan Pigram and Bob St Clair Baker for accepting this award on behalf of all occupational therapists across the trust.

Inspiring Change Award

Highly Commended: Katy Bailey

Katy is a truly remarkable person and occupational therapist. She has proven herself to be a trailblazer for occupational therapy in the Brenchley therapeutic community and its value and importance to the people we serve. Katy was the direct influence in helping the Brenchley unit recognise the benefit of occupational therapy.

Year of the Nurse Award

Highly Commended: Chris Collins, Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service (FOLS)

Chris has worked as a nurse for KMPT for 20 years, in various care groups. Over the years Chris has supported the development of the pilot services, led on clinical and nursing provision, procedures and ensuring excellence in care delivery. He is a highly skilled and compassionate nurse, who through role modelling, supervision and developing practice has been influential in ensuring high standards and innovative nursing care. Chris often goes above and beyond, whether it's to support nurses with their own caseloads or in providing care for his patients.

Today we were presenting awards in Dartford and will share the details with you tomorrow.