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07 March 2018

Success at the HEE Star Awards

Star Awards 2018 Winners

Congratulation to our winners and finalists at this year's South West Health Education England Star Awards!

Tom Cave and Lauren Padfield won in the 'Hearing the Patient Voice' category for their Macmillan Allied Health Professional cancer rehabilitation project, which aims to find out what unmet needs there are amongst cancer patients and put together pilot programmes to address them.

Tom Cave said: "We run three programmes, which are all designed and focus upon listening to the needs of patients.

"We are delighted to have won this award and it is a great honour to be recognised for our work amongst so many outstanding projects in the South West. We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to help so many individuals living with and beyond cancer thanks to funding from Macmillan Cancer Support."

The STITCH team won the prestigious Chair's team award, recognising the work they do to help educate health professionals in emergency departments and GP surgeries in improving care for those who self-harm. This is done alongside patients, to ensure that their voice is heard and that patient experience is at the core of the team's work.

Salena Williams, senior nurse in the liaison psychiatry team, said: "The STITCH team's work is wide-reaching in its aim to prevent suicide and reduce incidence of repeat self-harm.

"This award was a completely unexpected surprise, as there is no shortlist for the Chair's awards. We're so proud of the work we do to help train other medical professionals in recognising and treating self-harm, particularly as we make sure patient experience is at the centre of this evidence-based care."

Other UH Bristol finalists were the library team; the Patient and Doctors as Partners in Learning team, which includes the patient and public involvement team and the medical education team; and Rachel Sunley, consultant in paediatric emergency medicine, was a finalist in the 'Inspiring Educator' category.