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Staff from the ²gether NHS Foundation Trust have been nominated as ‘NHS Heroes’ for the support they provide to those with mental health conditions in Gloucestershire.Jane Vickers

Award recipients Jane Vickers and Gill Yardley were branded ‘stars’ by the members of the public who nominated them.

The NHS Hero Award is a brand new recognition scheme for all NHS staff, marking the 64th anniversary of the NHS.

The scheme is aimed at recognising the great work that thousands of individuals and teams do every day within the NHS in England.  The award is seen as a great way for staff and patients to show someone how much they appreciate them

Those who nominated them were full of praise for Jane, a Community Mental Health Nurse, and Clinical Psychologist Gill, who are both based in Cirencester.

The member of the public who nominated Gill said: “Gill has always treated me with dignity and respect and has always gone out of her way to address my needs.”

The person who nominated Jane said: “I have Borderline Personality Disorder. I had given up on life and was spiralling downwards. Jane helped me with skills so I can deal with life’s challenges.

“She would rather be helping people than taking a holiday,” she added. Gill Yardley Receives her Award from Baroness Rennie Fritchie

²gether’s Chief Executive Shaun Clee said the compliments given to Jane and Gill were highly warranted.

“They are prime examples of the wonderful staff we have working for ²gether,” he said.

“I congratulate them on their recognition, which is richly deserved.”

The NHS Heroes awards will now take place annually to give everyone the opportunity to give something back to the people who have gone out of their way to help them.

The scheme, which is supported by the Department of Health, has a website where people can register their hero online by completing a few questions.

For more information on the NHS hero Award click here 

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