Compassion in Practice Awards 2014


27 / 11 / 2014 4.21pm

The results of the Compassion in Practice Awards 2014 were announced at the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Summit on Tuesday 25 November.

Congratulations to all our award winners and finalists and a huge thanks to the judges and the award presenters. Find out how the finalists are embedding and promoting Compassion in Practice in their organisations in the official finalists brochure.

Action Area 1 – an organisation that promotes independence, maximises wellbeing and improves health outcomes

Presenting the award - David Foster, Deputy Director of Nursing, The Department of Health.

Winner - Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Aintree University


Allied Healthcare
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Action Area 2 - an organisation that has improved experiences of care by embedding Compassion in Practice into its ways of working

Presenting the award - Neil Churchill, Director of Patient Experience, NHS England.

Winner - Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Heart and Chest

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral Community NHS Trust

Action Area 3 - a team that delivers high quality measurable care

Presenting the award - Gill Harris, Chief Nurse (North), NHS England.

Winner - HIP QIP, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Hospital Alcohol Liaison Service, Tameside NHS Foundation Trust

Action Area 4 - a leader that puts Compassion in Practice into action

Presenting the award - Caroline Alexander, Regional Chief Nurse (London Region), NHS England

Winner - Tracy Graham, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Tracey Graham

Jacquie Edwards, Bradford District Care Trust, Ward 24 Airedale General Hospital
Kristy Clayton, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust 

Action Area 5 - a team which has the right staff, with the right skills in the right place

Presenting the award - Ruth May, Regional Chief Nurse for Midlands and East, NHS England and Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing, Health Education England.

Winner - Lead Nurse Team, Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Lead nurse team - Birmingham

Enhanced Support Service, Princess Alice Hospice
Liaison Psychiatry for Older People Service, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Action Area 6 - a team that puts Compassion in Practice by supporting positive staff experience
Compassion in practice

Presenting the award - Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers.

Winner - Bluebell Ward Team, Watford General Hospital

Bluebell ward

Acute Stroke Unit, City Hospitals Sunderland
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Who could enter the awards? 

Any candidate working in the NHS or delivering NHS funded services could nominate themselves, their team, department or organisation. These services can be delivered in hospitals, or in a primary care, community or residential setting.

Award categories

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