REVEALED: The YEP Best of Health Awards 2016 shortlist

Winners Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2015. Queens Hotel, Leeds.  7 December 2015.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Winners Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2015. Queens Hotel, Leeds. 7 December 2015. Picture Bruce Rollinson

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They’re the best of the best - the shortlist for the YEP Best of Health Awards has been revealed.

From doctors to nurses, dieticians to mental health workers, these are the people our readers wanted to put forward for this year’s awards.

Overall Judges Award winner John Walsh from York Street Health Practice recieves his award from Russ Piper and Clare Frisby.
Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2015. Queens Hotel, Leeds.  7 December 2015.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Overall Judges Award winner John Walsh from York Street Health Practice recieves his award from Russ Piper and Clare Frisby. Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2015. Queens Hotel, Leeds. 7 December 2015. Picture Bruce Rollinson

After a huge number of entries, these were the nominations picked to be shortlisted in the awards and considered by our expert judging panel.

Winners will be revealed at the awards lunch at the Queens Hotel next Monday [Dec 5].

Nicola Furbisher, editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: “Every year we are stunned by the calibre of entries and this year was no exception.

“We wanted to hear about those health workers who have had a huge impact on the lives of their patients and we weren’t disappointed.

“Some of the stories were so moving and we were impressed by every nomination.

“Anyone who is shortlisted should feel incredibly proud.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all these fantastic people at the awards ceremony and highlighting their wonderful work.”

At the glitzy awards lunch at The Queens Hotel, the winners will be announced and the shortlisted nominee who especially impresses will be given the Overall Judges’ Award.

For the fifth year, Sovereign Health Care is sponsoring the awards and chief executive Russ Piper joined the judging panel.

He said they were proud to continue their support.

“Sovereign Health Care is a West Yorkshire organisation established in 1873, and over our long history there have been many changes to the way that everyday health care treatments are provided.

“However, one thing that hasn’t changed is the skill and dedication of the health care professionals in West Yorkshire who have always worked tirelessly to look after our wellbeing.

“Sovereign Health Care is delighted to be able to recognise their continued commitment to providing the very highest level of care and service, especially in these challenging times.

HEALTH AWARDS 2016 - SHORTLIST

Carer or Caring Team of the Year

Rest Assured Homecare Services

Pam Marcantonio, carer/team leader with Rest Assured Homecare Services

Carers Leeds

Faaiza Dar, healthcare assistant at Interserve Healthcare

Mental Health Worker or Team of the Year

Mark Thorpe, community recovery worker at Community Recovery Services

Caroline, mental health dietician at Asket Croft Recovery Centre Maura Blakeborough, clinical manager of the West Leeds Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Leeds CAMHS for the Self Harm and Urgent Service

Leeds CAMHS for the Supporting and COmmunicating with Young People and Families Project

Midwife or Midwifery Team of the Year

Sue Oxendale, bereavement support midwife at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Birth Matters service at St James’s Hospital, Leeds

Laura Gornall, midwife at St James’s Hospital, Leeds

Community Health Award

Stancliffe Pharmacy, Bramhope

Health For All, Leeds

Ashfield Medical Practice, Cross Gates

Lynda Dexter and colleagues at the Leeds Community Healthcare Podiatry Service

Horsforth HomeWard project

Doctor of the Year

Dr Stephen D Humphris, Meanwood Health Centre

Dr Christine Carr, Rutland Lodge Medical Centre

Mr Najmaldin

Dr Sheila Clark, Leeds dermatology team

Dr Fiona Schneider, clinical lead of sexual health services run by Spectrum, Wakefield

Dr Stephanie Oade, Leeds General Infirmary Stroke Unit

Unsung Hero

Nicola Pickup, health support and advocacy worker at the Basis Sex Work project

Mandip Sahota, organiser of a cancer awareness campaign in the Asian community

Irene Bottomley, of Roscoe Church, Leeds

Claire Dean, bowel cancer practice champion at City View Practice in Beeston

Mick Pungi, ward housekeeper at St James’s Hospital

Practice Manager of the Year

Sarah Rhodes-Bickerdyke, Avicenna Medical Practice, Bradford

Linda Benn, Greystones Medical Centre, Sheffield

Christine Buckley, Ancora Medical Practice, Scunthorpe

Nurse or Nursing Team of the Year

Celia McKenzie, play service manager and deputy nurse for children’s services at Leeds Children’s Hospital

Margaret Maguire, Interserve Healthcare

Lizzie Wright, epilepsy nurse specialist at LGI

Craig Russell, ICD specialist nurse at LGI

Team of the Year

Renal team, St James’s Hospital

Wellbeing Team, North Yorkshire Horizons

Get Me Better Champions, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Children’s Transplant Team

Orthopaedic Team, Chapel Allerton Hospital

Nursing staff, St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds

Spectrum Alcohol Liaison Service