NHS Employee of the Month - Voting has closed

NHS Employee of the Month - Voting has closed

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a colleague in our Employee of the month event.

The entries were overwhelming and we had around 50 nominations in total!

Here is a video with just a few of the nominations we have had. The transcripts have been published below & some truly lovely things have been said about the wonderful workers of the NHS.

The nominations

Nomination Name Surgery Name Why I'm Nominating
Lyn Cradley surgery Lyn is the backbone of the surgery, she keeps us all on track and even through some difficult times recently she is the consummate professional and will always go the extra mile for her patients and colleagues. we couldn't be without her!
Susie Grove House Surgery Susie epitomises a nurse; caring, compassionate, treats all her patients with respect and dignity. No is not in her vocabulary; if the patient needs a home visit, she's there, if other Healthcare professionals need assistance, she's there. Always willing to go the extra mile, never complaining, always smiling and genuinely cares about her patients and always makes sure that they have a positive experience.
Ann The Parks Medical Practice Ann is such a caring and generous person and always has time for others, she would put her own personal time aside to aid someone in need. She is happy bright and really is a joy to work with, she lights up the day and doesn't even know it!
Lynda Millbrook medical centre she smiles through every difficult, challenging, situation and I couldn't work with a more supportive, honest and cheerful person
CARLA EARLS BARTON MEDICAL CENTRE Carla is our Administration Manager stroke my right hand. She is the glue that keeps the practice from falling apart. Focused, supportive and above all kind to patients and colleagues alike. She will always go the extra mile when assisting patients and living locally, often has patients coming to her in the local shops, pub etc to ask questions. Despite this, she will ALWAYS try to help then and has been known to come back in to work after hours to ensure patients needs are met. She will take on any challenge and quite honestly, I do not know where we would be without her. To be fair the whole team here deserve this award however I can only choose one. Fingers crossed :-)
Rob Forward Leeds Rob is so hardworking and a supportive colleague and friend to all. He always goes out of his way to help others and is very helpful.
Nichola Tudor House Medical Practice Nichola is a practice nurse, she is incredibly conscientious, thorough and caring. She always thinks of her patients and colleagues and is a pleasure to work with.
Rachael Appletree Medical Practice Always smiling, willing, helpful, kind and sweet. Just gets on with her job with the minimal of fuss or reward
Karen Millbrook Medical Centre They have worked very hard during a time of change at the practice


Carol Parkwood Surgery Not only does Carol look after her ill mother, rescue dogs she does an amazing job keeping the surgery going and went over and above helping us get ready for our CQC inspection. This is all done whilst maintaining a cheery disposition.
Sharon Hollygreen Practice Sharon came to our practice in 2012 as our Practice Manager. She has gone from strength to strength to ensure the smooth running of our previous failing practice by her predecessor. Sharon is a wonderful person both personally and professionally to us all and deserves a treat for all her hard work!! Thank you, Sharon for being you :)
Tracey Darley Dale Medical Centre For all her hard work over the last year as newly appointed practice manager and working hard to bring staff morale back again
Carol Cape Hill Medical Centre Carol is a wonderful lady, she's always ready to help and with the smile on her face. she's very flexible and always available for everybody. Always prepare to go an extra mile when we need her.
Andria Benim Medical Centre Andria is an extremely valued team member who always puts everyone's needs before her own. Andria strives daily to improve the patient experience, and always goes the extra mile for staff and patients. This is reflected in the performance figures for the practice and also through the thanks the patients give fro her all year round. Andria never complains, just takes everything in her stride to ensure the smooth running of the practice for staff and most importantly our patients. I would like Andria to receive recognition for this just to reiterate how thankful I am that Andria is a part of my team.
Louise The Parks Medical Practice For patiently sorting out all our fussy requests for supplies :)
Alison Great Eccleston Health Centre Knows everything and nothing is too much. Always willing to help, stays late, makes a good brew! If you think of Mary Poppins it's Alison!
Mandy The Birches Medical Practice Mandy takes care of everything at our Ashby surgery and never complains. She makes my job so much easier.
Carole Houghton Close Surgery Always hard working and supportive of everyone around her. Extremely generous with her time.
Caroline White Horse Medical Practice Brilliant Practice Manager. Puts up with a lot of issues & nothing phases her. The best person anyone could wish to work with!
Sharon The Peel Medical Practice For turning our practice around and always putting everyone else first!
Sharon Captain French Surgery Sharon always goes above and beyond for her patients, even if it means staying late or seeing people on her own time. She makes every patient she sees feel like they are her first priority and makes their treatment as easy to manage as possible.
Joanne Church Street Surgery she does all the admin for the nurses and others in the surgery and she has the tedious task of sending for all the patients for their annual reviews and vaccinations. She never complains and is always willing to do anything to help anyone else.
Ellie Kingfisher Practice She is always there working hard in the background, supporting everybody in the Practice from the Doctors and Nurses Reception staff and me, always Calm and professional, I certainly could not manage without her.
Eleanor Barton Family Practice Eleanor is such a dedicated hard working nurse who always puts the patients needs above everything. She has had a very difficult personal hardship to deal with this year. She has still been outstanding to all her patients and so supportive to her colleagues. No one deserves this more. Thank you.
Tracy Middlestown Medical Centre Tracy is our HCA and the heart of the practice, working tirelessly with patients at the core of everything she does. Whether treating and supporting patients directly through taking bloods, providing vaccinations, ordering everything needed by the practice replenishing supplies, delivery audits and leading on the practice's infection prevention responsibilities, always with a smile!
Hayley PENVALE PARK MEDICAL CENTRE Hayley joined the practice during a very difficult transitional period. Initially as a Receptionist trainee, however it became apparent from the very early stages that she had a 'way with patients' I asked if she would consider training as a HCA and she has taken on this challenge without hesitation. She has now undertaken phlebotomy; wound dressing; immunisation and Dementia training and has become an excellent, popular and integral member of our nursing team at Penvale Park. She is more than worthy of our employee of the month.
Sarah Dronfield Medical Practice Works hard, supports colleagues always has a smile and keeps us all going
Maureen Derwent Valley Medical Practice Maureen is an asset to the practice, she has worked here for over 20 years and always happy to help. Maureen has personally supported me in my development within the practice and through difficult times. Maureen is a very caring person and works hard.
Marie Woodside Surgery Has been nursing since left school at 16. Has been a Midwife a District Nurse and is now our Practice Nurse. She is now in her 50th year of nursing! Despite this she still cares and goes above and beyond for each and every patient no matter what their age/condition. A true credit to the NHS.
The Reception Team Inkersall Family Health Centre The team have worked really hard in very difficult circumstances over the past few months. We have had a lot of staff leave due to a reorganisation, but they have stuck with it, filling in for absent colleagues and achieving their performance targets. I don't know how they have done it!
Mandi The Burns Practice She has been under a lot of pressure and has worked tirelessly for the good of the practice
Joanne Park Health Centre Joanne is a HCA who goes over and above every day to ensure the care she gives patients is outstanding. The relationships she has built with them is lovely to see. She is also the one who manages to brighten the mood even on the worst days in the office. She really is one of a kind.
Anne Northfield Surgery Ann is a very experienced retired nurse who works as a healthcare worker and goes way above her duties to ensure her patients have the highest care. She is thoughtful, kind and conscientious. simply a darling
Jane Spital Surgery Jane joined us in May as an HCA. She has trained in new areas successfully and is dedicated to the care of her patients. She has settled into the practice wonderfully and orders all surgery supplies in an organised and cost-effective way. Well done Jane.
Laura The Cloisters Medical Practice Laura supports all of the GPs/Partners and is the main "go-to person" within the Practice for anything and everything. She's always smiling even when she's rushed off her feet. We would be lost without Laura.
Judy The Lindley Village Practice Judy has given over 50 years of her working life to nursing and continues to always put the patients first. She is dedicated and will always bend over backwards to improve the lives of her patients through her hard work and dedication. she is a joy to have worked with and has a huge amount of knowledge that she has shared with colleagues over the years to improve them and support their development. She has been an inspiration to those lucky enough to have spent the time with her either as a patient or as a colleague. She does not get the praise that she deserves and has left us to work part time in another surgery. She deserves a big bunch of flowers to say thank you and show her how much she is appreciated.
Sheron Charnwood Surgery She continues to sort out all of our stock and any problems - particularly an ear syringing machine that keeps going wrong - spend a lot of time sorting this out
Julie The Brimington Surgery Julie is always very supportive and does a fantastic job of running our surgery even when the pressure is on and everyone is pushed very hard.
Janette Upper Nithdale Group Practice She is a wonderful person and I very much appreciate all the guidance and mentoring she has provided me with whilst completing courses. She is very kind hearted taking time out of her busy schedule and 100% deserves a special Thank You.
Jude Cradley Surgery She is one our secretaries/ reception manager & always looks after the whole team so well.Alway there with ear to listen & help & always maintains a professional manner.
Helen Macklin Street Surgery Helen has been feeling under the weather and has virtually lost her voice, however she has continued with her own full workload, seen extra patients on her days off and then given up her spare time to help prepare for and clear up afterwards at our Practice Christmas party. Everyone here works really hard and supports each other so it's difficult to single out one person, however Helen has been an all round good egg this month and is a very welcome new partner here at Macklin Street!
Helen College St Medical Practice Helen does an amazing job often with very little thanks. She goes above and beyond and tries to make herself available for everyone even though she has a job list a pile high! she has had a tough yr yet remains professional and hard working, putting a smile on her face no matter what is going on in her life!!


Caroline White Horse Faringdon She is the practice manager who has to deal with all the negative stuff from nurses/receptionist/doctor and patient complaints. She always has a cheerful manner and is always available- literally 24hrs 7 days a week. She is amazing at what she achieves. Any little issue is fixed in the blink of an eye, I don't know how she ever remembers it all.
Jo Hollies Medical Centre She is always smiling, helpful and kind, whatever is going on in her life, which has been complicated over recent years. Always professional. Deserves a boost at this time.
Jenny Old Station Surgery Because she goes over and above her role as Practice Manager.
Jean Limes Medical Centre Jean has worked tirelessly all year round giving exceptional care and time to her patients and staff. She is a credit to the NHS.