NBT Staff Awards celebrate the achievements of our staff

A group of nurses in evening dress stand alongside a man in a tuxedo as they are presented with a framed certificate

The achievements of staff from across North Bristol NHS Trust were celebrated at the NBT Staff Awards.

The awards recognise some of the amazing people who work at the trust and their commitment to patients and colleagues.

More than 500 members of staff were nominated for awards by their colleagues and these were whittled down to the final shortlists for the 12 categories who attended the awards ceremony.

Thanks to the sponsors who supported the event and congratulations to all our winners and nominees.

Here are the winners:

We make a difference in our community

Nicola Grose, Physiotherapist was described as a star of the neuromuscular community and was praised for empowering patients to manage their long-term symptoms and crises.

We transform services

The Hospital at Home Team has been truly transformational, providing care to more than 2,500 patients in their own homes. They have developed a number of pathways, have led pilots, and receive outstanding patient feedback.

We provide high quality, safe patient care

The ICU Philips ICCA Project Team built, tested and implemented a new ICU clinical information system during the pandemic, constantly stepping out of their comfort zone and learning new skills.

We support  NBT (Volunteer or Fundraiser)

The Float Group has supported NBT for 40 years, taking the spirit of Christmas to neighbourhoods across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Made up of NBT staff volunteers, the team has raised a phenomenal £225,000 for Southmead Hospital Charity.

We carry out research and innovation

AvonCAP research team has recruited over 10,000 patients into the study since August 2020. As a direct result of this study, COVID-19 vaccination policy was changed in Germany, Belgium and Canada.

The Aerator Research Team tested the aerosolisation of procedures during COVID-19 in multiple clinical settings. The results of the Aerator study were used extensively to inform international personal protective equipment policy. The team also used innovative ways to engage people, including a comic strip to explain the issue and results.

We make improvements to our patients’ experience

The Kidney Peer Mentor Volunteers are one of only a few of their kind in the country, training people with kidney disease to act as mentors to other patients, providing an invaluable service and improving patient experience.

We are rising stars (clinical)

Nick Browning, Advanced Care Practitioner, has developed his role over five years and exceeded expectations, identifying new ways for patients to communicate during COVID, finding solutions to improve working and supporting and mentoring colleagues.

We are rising stars (corporate)

Antonio Magliulo, Administrator has made an outstanding impact to the running of the staff psychology service and is described as efficient and innovative.

We are rising stars (facilities)

Sankar Subramaniam, FM Duty Manager has risen from FM Team Leader to FM Duty Manager in a short time and slotted into the new role immediately. Sankar is proactive, flexible and adaptable in meeting the ever-changing needs of the service.

We work as a team

The Patient meal service (CPU) produces 2,000 patient meals per day, with all food produced onsite from scratch. Throughout the past two years, they have endured many obstacles, including price increases on food, but the flexibility and passion within the team has been amazing.

We are happiness heroes

Donna Jenkins, Maternity Care Assistant is the heart and soul of our community midwifery team. Her role is known as ‘maternity care assistant’ but she really is the team’s office manager, friend, and ‘mother’ to the team and women they look after.

We are inspirational leaders

Glyn Short, Superintendent Radiographer has been an inspirational hero to all the radiographers in the imaging department. He ensures his staff are ok both mentally and physically, and keeps everyone happy and motivated when times are tough.

Emma Mitchell, Consultant in Elderly Care leads the Medical support worker programme in NBT. This programme reinforced health care staffing during the pandemic and Emma was described as a brave leader and inspiration who enlightens the Myanmar doctors, making them feel welcome and supported.

OneNBT Team of the Year

Band 6 International Nurses.

This was a special category announced by Chief Executive Maria Kane and Chief People Officer Jacqui Marshall on the night,

The Band 6 International Nurses have brought a wealth of varied experience to NBT, gained over many years in a multitude of countries and settings. The team arrived in the UK during the COVID lockdown and many endured quarantine when they first arrived and then had to acclimatise to a new city and country during lockdown.

Despite these challenges, they have provided an immense contribution to patient care across all shifts in a variety of ward areas and specialties, and have acted as mentors and support for fellow nurses.