Exceptional Healthcare Awards 2018: Rising Star - corporate

Thursday, 1 November 2018

With little more than a week to go until we announce the winners of our staff Exceptional Healthcare Awards, supported by Southmead Hospital Charity, we are highlighting the achievements of our shortlisted nominees.

Today we are featuring the people shortlisted in the second our our Rising Star categories - those who work in our corporate functions, supporting the care we provide. These awards recognise an individual who, early in their North Bristol NHS Trust career is making a significant impact or improvement at the Trust.

The nominations are:

Jenna Williams Resourcing Lead for Medicine

Jenna has injected incredible energy and enthusiasm into nurse recruitment. Her passion and efficiency have proven contagious. She energises every meeting with a real drive to ensure the best people are coming to North Bristol NHS Trust.  As well as her energy, Jenna has proven to be an incredible ideas person, whose novel and innovative approaches to recruitment are reaping real benefits. She always goes above and beyond and is a shining example of the best of NBT.

Lynsey Dolton, Purchasing Specialist

Lynsey made an immediate impact on joining the Bristol and Weston Purchasing Consortium capital team, despite having very little experience in public procurement. Lynsey is diligent in ensuring trust colleagues fully understand the cost commitment they are making when completing a capital purchase by negotiating with suppliers, ensuring the best procurement route and always focussing on delivery to ensure patient-facing services are not impacted. In three months, Lynsey has directly secured £1,392 in savings and recorded support for £70,280 in Savings for Re-investment. She is proactive, customer and delivery focused, and always supports her colleagues.  She has helped take the capital team to becoming one of the highest performing in our department.

The shortlisted nominees in the Rising Star - corporate - category of North Bristol NHS Trust's Exceptional Healthcare Awards


Matt Dixon, Perform Programme Lead

Matt Dixon is a rising star at North Bristol NHS Trust. Matt joined the Trust last spring and since then has very quickly established himself as integral to two of the biggest changes in the Trust over the last year. These are the Financial Recovery Programme, the result of which has been the exit from Financial Special Measures and the new Perform programme which has delivered reduced occupancy levels thereby eliminating the use of escalation beds. What Matt has brought to both of these programmes is a strong emphasis on systems, processes and reporting with a focus on improvements for our patients.

Vardeep Deogan, Quality Improvement Practitioner

Vardeep was appointed into the Quality Improvement (QI) Practitioner role in September 2015 which was a completely new role.  Vardeep has transformed what QI means to our staff in this short time. She has co-delivered QI awareness sessions to thousands of staff as well as hosting workshops and QI clinics throughout the year. Vardeep has developed QI coaching skills and is now working on innovative national collaborative improvement approaches with the Health Foundation's Q Community. She is hugely supportive to the QI team, always has a friendly smile and is never short of ideas and new ways of thinking about how to improve patient care.