Audit Heroes Awards

UPDATED 23 NOVEMBER 2020: Visit our Audit Heroes Awards outcomes page for details of the 2020 winning entries.

We’re delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2020 Audit Heroes Awards. The shortlisted entries were selected from 228 submissions across six categories.

The Audit Heroes Awards are the highlight of Clinical Audit Awareness Week. They are an opportunity to highlight the wonderful work taking place all over the country to improve health care for patients and users of services.

Clinical Audit Professional of the Year shortlist
  • Joel Fiddy, Theatre Governance and Risk Management Facilitator
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Maxine Helliwell, Clinical Audit Manager
    The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Wendy Houweling, Audit & Research Administrator
    The Children’s Trust
  • Brid Kelly, Practice Audit and Clinical Effectiveness Manager
    Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Joscelin (Jos) Miles, Head of Clinical Audit and Effectiveness
    Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Robert (Bob) Redfern, Physical Health/SMI Lead
    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Stevenson, Clinical Audit Facilitator
    University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sue Taylor, Senior Clinical Audit Facilitator
    Kent and Medway Partnership Trust
  • Catherine Truesdale, Quality Manager
    South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Heather Webb, Clinical Effectiveness Manager
    Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust

 

In selecting a winner, judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • How the nominee has made a difference to patients or users of the service, their professional community or their field of work
  • How they’ve championed clinical audit and quality improvement
  • Innovation
  • Interventions/changes that have yielded a sustainable improvement
Clinical Practitioner of the Year shortlist
  • Sinead Benson, Clinical Nurse Specialist
    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
  • Dr Sarah Bigham, Intensive Care and Anaesthesia Consultant
    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Liz Ewins, Consultant Psychiatrist
    Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • Dr Maria Georghiou, Consultant Anaesthetist
    West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Charlotte Hubbard-Thompson, Head of Integrated Sexual Health Services
    Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Dr James Nixon, Specialty Doctor
    Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast
  • Dr Kirtan Patel, Surgical Registrar
    Hillingdon Hospital
  • Dr Sue Pavord, Consultant Haematologist
    Oxford University Hospitals
  • Dr Sahana Rao, Consultant Paediatrician
    Oxford University Hospitals
  • Douglas West, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
    University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust

 

In selecting a winner, judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Using audit data to improve clinical practice, clinical services, clinical support services or the experience of patients and users of services
  • Leading or making a substantial contribution to the successful delivery of clinical audit in their specialty, or to an improvement programme, project or initiative that has used clinical audit data
  • Championing data-driven and evidence-based improvement as best practice

 

Student of the Year shortlist
  • Dani Carswell, health and social care student
    University of Worcester
  • Edward Chiu, medical student
    Queen Victoria Hospital
  • Michael Ha, medical education student
    Lister Hospital
  • Sue Jeong and George Lin, medical students
    St George’s University
  • Emily Kelly and Calum Lynch, medical student
    Kings College London
  • Calum Lynch, medical student
    Kings College London
  • Lily Phillips, student midwife
    Northampton General Hospital
  • George Barker and the ITU medical students
    University College London

 

This award is open to any student undertaking a placement in a health or care setting who has engaged with clinical audit and quality improvement to make a difference. In selecting a winner, judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • High levels of engagement with their area of study
  • Understanding the importance of clinical audit to drive improvement
  • Leading or making a substantial contribution to the successful delivery of an improvement project or initiative

 

Volunteer of the Year shortlist
  • Dr Stephanie Adeyemi, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • Ceredigion Total Communication Auditors, Ceredigion Council and NHS
  • Julia Ellis, Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme
  • Epilepsy 12 Youth Advocates, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Julian Martin, Solent NHS Trust
  • MQEM Volunteer Assessor Team, Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Place Volunteers Team, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah, The Elms Sexual Assault Referral Centre
  • Robert Titherley, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust
  • Chris Worth, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

 

This award recognises the enormous contribution made by volunteers to our health and care sectors. In selecting a winner, judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Making a significant contribution to the improvement efforts of the audit team, department or organisation they support
  • Providing invaluable support to a clinical audit and/or quality improvement process, programme or project
  • Using their own insight and experience, or supporting other patients and users of services to give feedback, to influence and guide decision making

 

Florence Nightingale Award (Outstanding Contribution by a Nurse or Midwife) shortlist
  • Andy Brown, Risk Management Midwife
    Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cheryl Grote, Ward Sister
    Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Joseph, Matron for Trauma and Orthopaedics
    Kingston Hospital
  • Philip Lort, Accreditation and Assessment Lead
    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Elizabeth Raderecht, AAU Matron
    Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Simmons and Katy Murphy, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT
  • Joanne Straw, Paediatric Liaison Nurse
    Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Paula Tucker, Deputy Chief Nurse
    Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Naomi Walsh, Lead Nurse for Practice Development
    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lorraine Williams, Infection Prevention & Control Nurse
    East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

 

This one-off award has been created to mark the first ever International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and commemorate the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale. In selecting a winner, judges will look for evidence of using clinical audit to achieve a significant impact in any of the following areas:

  • Patient care
  • Patient experience
  • Clinical procedures or processes
  • Contributions to the body of knowledge in any clinical area – this can be in the form of documented accomplishments such as research publications, articles, or books
  • Supporting professional development in nursing or midwifery

 

Team of the Year shortlist
  • Leg Ulcer Pathway Audit Team
    Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Resuscitation Services Team
    Oxford University Hospital
  • Jane Bailey and Pia Williams, Community Stroke and Neurological Rehabilitation Team
    First Community Health and Care
  • National Vascular Registry Team
    Royal College of Surgeons of England and others
  • Safeguarding Team
    Locala Community Partnership
  • Intensive Care Team and Bed Management Team
    St Helier Hospital
  • Type 1 Diabetes One Day Course Pilot Team
    Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT)
  • The Oliver Fisher Neonatal Unit
    Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • Transitional Dialysis Unit
    Lister Hospital
    Laura Rollings and Jodie Wilkinson, Dental Services
    Worcestershire Health and Care Trust

 

This award is open to clinical audit teams as well as multi-disciplinary and collaborative teams that include clinical audit representation. In selecting a winner, judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Leading on or significantly contributing to systematic change in order to achieve a measurable improvement in the quality of operational processes, patient care or health outcomes
  • Delivering or contributing to education and training that supports a culture of improvement
  • Proactively working with patients and carers to co-design improvements/interventions that lead to better outcomes, care, or processes

 

What happens next

The shortlisted entries will be assessed by our panel of judges. The winners will be announced during Clinical Audit Awareness Week (23-27 November).

Monday 23 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Clinical Audit Professional of the Year

Tuesday 24 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Clinical Practitioner of the Year

Wednesday 25 November Announcement of winners in the following categories::

Student of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Thursday 26 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Florence Nightingale Award

Friday 27 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Team of the Year

Shortlisted entries will be enrolled onto our virtual Hall of Fame.

2019 Winners

All the 2019 winners are listed on this page: 2019 Audit Heroes