From the 98 entries to this year's Kate Granger Awards, the judging panel has shortlisted seven individual, five teams and six organisations.
The shortlisted entries are now with Dr Kate Granger who has the unenviable task of deciding an overall winner from each category.
The awards will then be presented at the Health and Innovation Care Expo at Manchester Central on Thursday 3 September 2015.
The finalists are:
Individual category - working in the NHS or delivering NHS-funded services
- Lorraine Roberts - Band 4 Associate Practitioner, Southampton General Hospital
- Jennifer Clarke - Midwife, Blackpool Victoria Hospital
- Jane Davies - Ward Manager, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Lydia Jackson - Band 3 Health Care Assistant, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Jackie Bennett - Community Palliative Care Matron, Solent NHS Trust and Marie Curie Care
- Dr John Speakman - Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
- Dr Carol Lydford Davis - Lead Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Team category - who are part of the NHS or who deliver NHS-funded services - the services can be delivered in hospitals, or in a primary care, community or residential setting
- ‘About me’ - a mobile app for Autism co-produced by the autism team, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) along with children and young people with autism and their carers in collaboration with colleagues in education, social services and the voluntary sector.
- ‘Making Families Count’ - NHS England, South Mental Health Homicide Team
- T7 Ward Team – University College London Hospital
- Safe Haven project at the Time Out Café - NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, mcch* and Catalyst (formerly Southern Addictions Advisory Service - SAdAS)
- Harvey’s Gang - Malcolm Robinson, Chief Biomedical Scientist (BMS), the Transfusion Laboratory Manager, the Pathology Team at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and their collaborative work with the Paediatric Team
Organisation category - that is part of the NHS or that delivers NHS-funded services - the services can be delivered in hospitals, or in a primary care, community or residential setting.
- Care Home ‘Ask and Talk’ (C.H.A.aT) Volunteer Service - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABuHB) and the NHS Retirement Fellowship (NHSRF)
- The Big Thank You - Hywel Dda University Health Board
- Dying for Change - Douglas Macmillan Hospice
- Compassion cards - Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
- 360-degree approach - Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Dignity in Practice – Northumbria Healthcare
Director of employment relations and reward at NHS Employers, Paul Wallace, said: “I feel privileged to have been part of the shortlisting panel. The standard of nominations was extraordinary, and the way they all demonstrated how important delivering compassionate care is, is a clear indication that we have some amazing individuals, teams and organisations who are committed to providing high quality patient care.”
Find out more about all our finalists in upcoming news articles over the next couple of months.
Dr Kate Granger is an award winning blogger and NHS doctor. Kate is a terminally ill cancer patient and blogs and tweets regularly about her treatment and care in the NHS.
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*mcch support people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs in London and the South East.