A night at the Staff Awards 2023: Celebrating our winners and nominees!
On Thursday 23 February, staff at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust came together to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements made by individuals and teams at the annual Staff Awards. Since 2020, staff have taken to celebrating virtually, however, this year staff finally reunited to celebrate in person with almost 250 staff members attending and 591 being nominated.
There were fifteen awards handed out in total, with certificates and trophies being presented to the winning staff and teams in recognition of their excellent work and contributions.
David Bradley said:
“Our staff go above and beyond to provide excellent care to those who use our services. I am extremely privileged to work alongside every member of staff at South London and Maudsley and proud of the difference that our staff make to the lives of those in our community.”
You can find out more about the award categories here. Our 2023 award winners are listed below:
Kindness and Caring - John, Administrator
Leading and Inspiring - Olabisi, General Manager
Rising Star Award - Theshnee, Team Leader and Embedded Worker
Clinician of the Year - Dr Ruksana, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award (Individual) - Arleen, EDI Lead
Chief Executive and Chair's Award (Individual) – Onyekachi, Head of Nursing and Quality, Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry
Transforming Lives - START Homeless Outreach Team
Valued Partners - Maudsley ISS team
Quality, Excellence and Learning - The Brain Health Clinic
Clinical Team of the Year - Croydon Matrons
Corporate Team of the Year - Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team Award - South London and Maudsley Recovery College Community Inclusion Curriculum Co-production Team
Chief Executive and Chair's Award (Team) - Psychology in Hostels Team
Special Recognition Award - Digital Services
The South London and Maudsley Recovery College Community Inclusion Curriculum Co-production Team gave a powerful acceptance speech talking about the importance of compassion in healthcare. They said:
“we urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity”.
Norman Lamb, Chair of South London and Maudsley, said:
“Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted and thank you to everyone who nominated their friends and colleagues. To be nominated by your friends, colleagues or those who use our services is a real honour”.
The evening would not have been possible without the generous sponsorship of Maudsley Charity. Maudsley Charity have always been a great support to those working to change the lives of people who experience mental illness - you can find out more about their work here.
Rebecca Gray, Chief Executive of Maudsley Charity, shared an important message with staff on the evening:
“Thank you so much for all you do, and congratulations to all of you who were nominated for a staff award. Reading all the nominations was a great reminder of why we’re so proud to support so many projects across the Trust.”
South London and Maudsley
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is a large and complex multi-site provider of mental health services – providing the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. The Trust has a diverse workforce of over 6,000 staff who work together to support and deliver life changing care for a local population of 1.3 million people. Staff work across inpatient wards, outpatient and community services throughout four South London boroughs: Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Croydon.
Maudsley Charity works in partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London to promote positive change in the world of mental health. The Charity supports innovation, research and service improvement, working with patients and families, clinical care teams, researchers and community organisations with a common goal of improving mental health.