Transforming Healthcare Awards 2018

Transforming Healthcare Awards The team of NHS staff who are very often behind the scenes of patient care have been recognised for their achievements in the first awards ceremony of its kind, organised by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).

The awards are designed to highlight the remarkable achievements of Allied Health Professionals, Healthcare Scientists and Pharmacists in transforming healthcare at NUH. It showcased how staff have innovated and improved services for patients across QMC, City Hospital and Ropewalk House.

Claire Greaves, Chief Scientist at NUH said: “Healthcare scientists support all aspects of prevention, diagnostics and therapy and are integral to modern medicine. The team at NUH is second-to-none in terms of expertise, compassion, dedication and a driving passion to use their scientific knowledge to provide state-of-the-art patient care. I have seen so many examples of healthcare scientists pushing the boundaries to develop and introduce new technologies working to directly support patients.”

There were six categories in this year’s awards, which were nominated by NUH staff, and patient representatives were on the judging panel choosing the winners of each category, including the Rising Star Award recognising young talent; the Pharmacy Team Award and the Chief Scientist’s Award.

Anna Bangiri, Radiotherapy Physicist and Rachel Clements, Superintendent Therapy Radiographer at Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre, were part of the winning team for the ‘Team Award’ category.

Anna Bangiri who accepted the award on behalf of Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre said: “It was a great honour to be a finalist let alone to win the Team Award on behalf of the Radiotherapy Centre. These awards are an excellent way of recognising the hard work and achievements of health professionals at NUH. At the beginning of the year we launched a project introducing Stereotactic Radiotherapy Services to the East Midlands, from this we have created access to a variety of ways that will help improve patient care, including introducing virtual clinics for patients – which has enabled us to provide care closer to home for patients with brain metastases. I am extremely proud of my team’s achievements and the awards are a fantastic tribute to all of our efforts.”


Winners from all categories include:

Pharmacy Team Award

John Guest for the Pharmacy Messenger project


Rising Star Award

Kate Barnett - Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist


Allied Health Professionals Award

Nicola Hands, Senior Occupational Therapist

Rachel Isles, Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist


Chief Scientist’s Award

Sofia Kordolaimi – Radiotherapy Physicist


Extra Mile Award   

Katie Tague - Dietetic Technician


Team Award

Anna Bangiri, Radiotherapy Physicist

Rachel Clements, Superintendent Therapy Radiographer


The Transforming Healthcare Awards were held at the Postgraduate Education Centre at Nottingham City Hospital, the ceremony was funded by the Nottingham Hospitals Charity and hosted by Tracy Taylor and NUH’s Deputy Medical Director, Dave Selwyn.

Tracy Taylor, NUH’s Chief Executive, said: “We are incredibly fortunate to have so many exceptional staff working across our hospitals that make up our brilliant ‘Team NUH’. The awards have been such an inspiration, showcasing the exceptional work of those who very often go above and beyond to continually improve our services, innovate with new techniques and always strives to provide the very best care for our patients and their families. Thank you to you all.”

Tracy added: “Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who was shortlisted. I truly am proud to be part of Team NUH.

Transforming Healthcare Awards 2019

The Transforming Healthcare Awards celebrate the work of NUH’s Allied Health Professions, Healthcare Sciences and Pharmacy Team  and they are now open for applications.

The Transforming Healthcare Awards will focus on the work of practitioners, support, admin and clerical staff to innovate and transform healthcare at NUH, delivering cutting edge care to Nottinghamshire.

Nominations/applications are now open for the awards in six categories. These are:

  1.        Allied Health Professional Award
  2.        Healthcare Scientist Award
  3.        Pharmacy Award
  4.        Team Award
  5.        Rising Star Award
  6.        The Extra Mile Award

Download the application form:  2019 THA Application Form.docx [docx] 112KB

You can also find some guidance on the application:  2019 application guidance.docx [docx] 306KB

To apply please submit a piece of research, innovation or service improvement you have achieved or an example of outstanding team working/going the extra mile to enhance patient care and experiences.

Winners of the Transforming Healthcare Awards received a bursary prize to go on a course/conference with expenses paid.

Closing date for applications is Friday 7 June.