Celebrating Success Staff Awards 2021

Celebrating Success logo 2021.jpgCelebrating Success is our awards scheme for staff and volunteers. It gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of our staff and volunteers who provide high-quality community-based services aimed at supporting people to manage their own health at home and reducing the need for people to go into hospital.

We care for thousands of patients every day and these awards recognise the hard work that goes into preventing health problems from getting worse while compassionately caring for the people of Lincolnshire.


Celebrating Success 2021

We have the pleasure of announcing a shortlist for this year's Celebrating Success staff awards.

Outstanding staff members who live LCHS values will be recognised for their hard work at a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 12 November 2021 held over MS Teams.Inform Health Logo 2021 sponsor

This year's award main sponsor is Inform Health and we would like to thank them for supporting the event.

This year we have received a record number of nominations so the judging panel faced a really tough time in whittling it down to the final shortlist. Following an extensive process the judging panel has decided to shortlist the following teams and individuals:

Patient Involvement and Experience Award

This award is open for nominations from patients, carers and staff.
For teams and individuals who provided exceptional opportunities for patients, to get involved in the development or improvement of their care or service and who ensured patient feedback is used to help shape their service. This award also recognises teams and individuals who improved patient experience, quality or safety as a result of involving patients and service users.

  • Abigail Storr
  • Macmillan Palliative Care Team
  • Urgent Care Team

Inclusion, Equality and Diversity Award

For individuals, teams or staff networks in recognition of dedication to ensuring that equality and inclusion lie at the heart of their day to day work either by working with service users and patients or by supporting colleagues via involvement in staff networks. This award recognises commitment to the LCHS Way and valuing everyone, particularly with regard to the Equality Act and protected characteristics.

  • Lesley Wilkins
  • Musiiwa Takavarasha
  • Neighbourhood Teams in Lincoln and Gainsborough
  • Rachel Forsythe

Innovation Award

For an individual or a team, clinical and non-clinical who demonstrated creativity and innovative thinking to develop and successfully implement an improvement or innovation which has made a positive difference to patients or staff. This can relate to delivering financial or efficiency savings, improving the sustainability of services, delivering new ways of working and sharing best practice.

  • Anna Krynicka
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Team
  • COVID virtual wards

Leader Award

This award is not just for those in a management position, anyone at any level can be a leader and make a difference. This award recognises someone who leads and empowers others to stretch themselves and is helping people to be the best they can be. This person created an environment where ideas and aspirations can thrive to deliver excellent services or they showed an ability to work in partnership to provide integrated care or services.

  • Kerry Keeling
  • Melanie Ralph
  • Lee Gifford

Unsung Hero Awards – Clinical and Non-Clinical

The Unsung Hero Award is awarded to a member of staff or a volunteer for performing above and beyond the call of duty, delivering high-quality customer service at all times to staff or patients. You can also nominate those who deserve to be recognised for a specific project, task or duty. There are two awards for a clinical and non-clinical colleague.


  • Gemma Adams
  • Judith Hindley
  • Tracey Sentance


  • Felicity Elkington
  • Rachel Thackray
  • Sarah Atkinson

Team of the Year Awards - Clinical and Non-Clinical

For a team that has worked together to support each other and which has contributed to improving the experiences of patients and/or colleagues. We are looking for a team that adapted to change with shared determination and can-do attitude, and which is an LCHS ambassador at all times. There are two awards, to recognise a clinical and non-clinical team.


  • Clinical Assessment Service
  • Countywide Community TB Team
  • Neighbourhood Teams in Lincoln and Gainsborough
  • School Age Immunisation Team
  • St John's Community Team


  • Digital Health
  • Organisational Development
  • Transformation Team

COVID-19 Hero Awards – Clinical and Non-Clinical

There are two awards for clinical and non-clinical colleagues, volunteers and teams.  This award recognises any staff, volunteer or team for an outstanding contribution to the Trust’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We're looking for teams and individuals who have gone above and beyond to ensure the safety of our patients, well-being of our staff or who have contributed to keeping our services going during the unprecedented time.


  • Community Nursing Teams
  • Emily Scott Walker
  • Sarah Hyde


  • Craig Bage
  • Digital Health
  • Felicity Elkington
  • PPE Team

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