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Staff recognition


Our Recognising Outstanding Service and Contribution Awards (ROSCAs) highlight the huge contribution and achievements of staff, teams and volunteers across our organisation.

Our awards evening for ROSCAs 2017 took place on 20 July 2018, and marked eleven years of celebrating staff talent, skill and innovation in the 70th year of the NHS.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who nominated for the 2017 awards, this year we had an amazing 213 nominations across the 10 categories.

The nominees and winners can be found below.

Unsung Hero

  • Keep it Simple Group, Herefordshire
  • Keith Butcher, Linda Pickover, Cherry Newton and Sue Russell – Triangle of Care Carer Experts by Experience Group
  • Winner – Santa and his Elf aka Bill Wright and Steph Campbell 

Award for Innovation

  • Gloucester and Forest Community Mental Health Physiotherapy Team and Aspire Colleagues
  • Steve Campbell and the Inpatient Learning Disabilities Team
  • Winner – Rapid Access Physiotherapy Team

Carer and Service User Involvement

  • Jo Denney – Non-Medical Consultant for Social Inclusion
  • Lisa Grindle – Support Worker, Reablement Team
  • Winner – Andy Telford, Community Services Manager

Service Users and Carers Choice

  • Brian Mountford – CBT Therapist, Colliers Court
  • Ruben Franco – Community Dementia Nurse, Herefordshire
  • Winner – Colleen Brady – Community Learning Disability Nurse, Herefordshire

Clinical Team of the Year

  • Lucy Hornsby & Gideon Ntodi – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Duty Team, Herefordshire
  • Therapy Team (formally Acute Day Unit), Stonebow Unit, Hereford
  • Winner – Charlton Lane Hospital, Cheltenham

Non-Clinical Team of the Year

  • Behavioural Support and Training Team – Learning Disabilities, Gloucestershire
  • Pullman Place Project Team
  • Winner – E-Rostering Team

Valuing Diversity

  • Laurel House Multi-disciplinary Team, Cheltenham
  • Social Inclusion Team
  • Winner – Criminal Justice Liaison Team

Best Supporting Manager

  • Jo Greenwood – Recovery Team, Weavers Croft
  • Tim Mullan – IT Systems Manager, Rikenel
  • Winner – Colin Wright – Deputy Manager, Berkeley House

Best Supporting Colleague

  • Flo Atkins – Specialist Practitioner, Children and Young People Service (CYPS), Gloucestershire
  • Julie Jones – Staff Nurse, Cantilupe Ward/ECT Suite, Stonebow Unit, Hereford
  • Winner – Conway Jones – Senior Mental Health Practitioner, Stroud and Cirencester Crisis Team

CEO Award for Outstanding Contribution

  • Jim Stone
About the judging panel
The judging panel for this year’s ROSCAs met on 1 May. The panel read and considered 213 nominations, all of which showed the huge contribution, dedication and enthusiasm of our staff, service users and volunteers.

Who was on the panel?

Ingrid Barker, Joint Chair of ²gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust – Board representative

Kate Atkinson – Trust Governor

Gemma Hayward, Ward Manager – Management representative

Dave Oldfield, Alpha Colour Printers – Sponsor representative

Kate Nelmes, Head of Communications – Management representative

June Hennell – Service user and carer representative Gloucestershire

Kevin Hunter, West of England Academic Health Science Network – Sponsor representative

Fernando Parra, Chair of Staffside – Staffside representative

Ree Jefferies, Operational Manager, Learning Disabilities – Management representative

Chris Shellam – Service user and carer representative for Herefordshire

Firoza Shaikh, Senior HR Manager – Management representative

Annie Nightingale, Digital and Design Lead – Facilitator