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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Staff recognised at Quality and Excellence Awards 2014

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust celebrated staff achievement at our very first Quality and Excellence Awards ceremony which was held at on June 11, 2014.

The Quality and Excellence Awards were created to shine a light on our staff who work tirelessly to provide exceptional care for the people who use our services.

Janice Connolly, best known for her character Barbara Nice and for her roles in That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights, kicked the awards off with a charity raffle which raised over £600 for our Trust charity, Caring Minds.

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Judges had a particularly tough job of narrowing down the high standard of over 120 entries to 24 finalists, who were invited to attend the ceremony which was held at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth.

The winners:

Category one: Rising star award

Winner: Rachel Selwood, Receptionist, ARCH South
Runner up: Jonathan Hartle, PbR Analyst, Performance and Information
Highly commended: Bruno Daniel, Senior Equality and Diversity Lead, HR

Category two: Leading by example award

Winner: Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed, Associate Specialist in Old Age Psychiatry, Reservoir Court
Runner up: Gerald Mwase, Team Manager, Handsworth CMHT
Highly commended: Lee Johnson, Team Manager, Ross House NAIPS
Category three: Service user and carer choice

Winner: Vincent Thompson, Deputy Ward Manager, Ardenleigh
Runner up: Shazin Smith, Staff Nurse, Oleaster
Highly commended: Jagdeep Thandi, CPN, Harry Watton CMHT
Category four: Unsung hero award

Winner: Margaret Norris, CPN, Yewcroft CMHT
Runner up: Jonathan Clarke, Healthcare Assistant, Oleaster
Highly commended: Jackie Aird, Admiral Nurse, John Black Centre

Category five: Research and innovation award

Winner: Dr Clare Eddy, Senior Research Fellow, Neuropsychiatry
Runner up: Wesley Todd, Healthcare Assistant, Small Heath CMHT
Highly commended: Terry Hatton and Sarah Withnall, Birmingham Healthy Minds South

Category six: Working in partnership award

Winner: The Bridge team (Solihull Integrated Addiction Services)
Runner up: Place of Safety (Street Triage)
Highly commended: COMPASS (Anawim)

Category seven: Living the values award

Winner: Margaret Owens, Receptionist, Barberry
Runner up: Professor Andrea Cavanna, Consultant, Neuropsychiatry
Highly commended: Tara Bacciochi, Reception Supervisor, Juniper Centre

Category eight: Quality service award

Winner: Healthcare Services HMP Birmingham
Runner up: Professor Andrea Cavanna, Consultant, Neuropsychiatry
Highly commended: Michelle Broomes-McCollin, Ward Manager, Mary Seacole