2023 Team LPFT Values Awards

2023 shortlist and winners

Open the drop down options below to view the shortlist and winners for each of our 2023 Team LPFT Values Awards categories!

Everyday Excellence Award - Individual

Edward Langley - Our 2023 winner

Senior Healthcare Support Worker at Ward 12

Edward is always happy to help, has a positive attitude and always puts the needs of patients first. He is
incredibly enthusiastic about what he does and uses this motivation to lift morale and engage patients in activities which enhance their experience and recovery. Edward has been praised for his active listening skills and shows great compassion and empathy with every interaction.


Kayleigh Williams

Senior Peer Support Worker in the Community Rehabilitation Team

The courage and humility with which Kayleigh shares her story and expertise is inspirational to all. She has
supported teams in the Trust to co-produce patient information which have been widely commended by staff and patients, has delivered teaching and is part of service user reference groups. Kayleigh always puts herself forward to help and her contributions are very powerful.


Vicky Crookes

Undergraduate Administrator

Vicky has worked at the Trust for over 20 years and has always been a welcoming and helpful presence
throughout this time. She is happy to share her extensive knowledge with colleagues and remains calm in challenging situations. Vicky is always willing to support new staff, be flexible and lend a hand in other areas when needed.

Everyday Excellence Award - Team

Clinical Pharmacy Team

The Clinical Pharmacy Team play an important role in patient safety by ensuring that medicines are managed safely, effectively and prescribed appropriately. After a challenging year with team vacancies, the team have adapted the way they practice and work together, keeping patients at the heart of everything they do. The team have also developed good working relationships with primary care colleagues through the system improvement programmes and stepped up to lead the implementation of a new electronic prescribing system.

Dementia Home Treatment Team - Our 2023 winner

The Dementia Home Treatment Team have been delivering care in the community since 2021, supporting people living with dementia, their families, care providers and other organisations. As a result of this incredible work, the team have reduced hospital admissions and seen no out of area requirements despite a reduction in bed capacity across the county. They alleviate distress by looking at the person holistically and giving them and their carers a voice.

Skegness Community Mental Health Team

This multi-disciplinary team work together to ensure service users are empowered to plan towards discharge from their initial assessment. Everyone in the team is listened to and supported to develop their skills. They support service users at their most vulnerable, in the least restrictive manner possible and have recently had a glowing 15 steps report.

Innovation and Improvement Award

Lincoln Core CAMHS Team

Over the last year, the Lincoln Core Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) has made some creative and innovative changes which have helped to streamline assessments and formulations for young people. This has led to a 50% reduction in the treatment waiting list and enabled the team to have time to dedicate to other aspects such as responding more quickly to calls from young people and families.

Margaret Sharman and Anne Abey
Macmillan Clinical Psycho-Oncology project

Margaret and Anne worked together to bring the Macmillan Clinical Psycho-Oncology Service to Lincolnshire. This is a great example of partnership working between LPFT and many other organisations including Macmillan and the East Midlands Cancer Alliance. Margaret has been key to developing a compelling business case that has enabled this previously small service to increase its workforce by over 800%. Anne has provided clinical support and has always been open to new ways of working to support and improve the services we offer.

Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre - Our 2023 winner

The Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre (MHUAC) was designed as a new way of offering a safe and therapeutic environment for patients experiencing mental health crisis. The overall aim is to reduce system pressures by directing patients away from A&E to more appropriate settings and enabling onward referral and liaison with other mental health services. The team has shown outstanding commitment and flexibility throughout the last year and worked collaboratively to make this a success.

Leading by Example Award

Dawn Selkirk

Data Protection Officer

Dawn is passionate about making a difference and improving the support services we offer. She is known as someone who is reliable and the “go-to” person for knowledge and experience. Dawn puts the Trust values at the heart of her work and collaborates with colleagues inside and outside of LPFT as a trusted and respected member of the Lincolnshire system.

Di Rawsterne

Quality Improvement and Assurance Lead

Di is a friendly and supportive colleague who implements safety improvements for patients and staff in the Trust and ensures we are offering high quality services in our Adult Inpatient and Urgent Care Division. She is the first to check on patients and the team when challenges arise, and helpfully suggests solutions. Di has also been pivotal in supporting teams and managers to pilot and develop the Carer Champion role in the division.

Ricki Guyton - Our 2023 winner

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Ricki is a very patient and supportive manager who values every person in the team and their feedback. He is always approachable and stays calm and collected in times of crisis. Ricki has worked his way up from being a student at LPFT and ensures that his team always have the development opportunities and training they need to provide the best care possible.

Service User Engagement and Experience Award

Building Together Group

The lived experience of the Building Together Group has proven invaluable in the design and development of our new adult acute wards in Lincoln. The group have helped the Trust to create therapeutic environments for patients by contributing to meetings, reviewing designs, supporting sensory guidance, and
facilitating staff engagement sessions. The new wards at Peter Hodgkinson Centre are a vast improvement
and feedback from patients and carers has been very positive. They were also recognised nationally for their work in the recent Design in Mental Health Awards.

Carla Conyers

Assistant Practitioner at Lincoln Core CAMHS

Carla goes above and beyond to capture service user feedback, actively facilitating and promoting engagement with children, young people and their families, and valuing their experiences to improve local services. This includes creating visual boards in the waiting area and collating feedback. She is always looking for new ways to improve service user experience, including sending photos of clinic rooms to young people in advance of appointments to make them seem more familiar.

Francis Willis Unit - Our 2023 winner

The ‘Choice and Responsibility Group’ at Francis Willis Unit was set up to be a forum for experts by experience and experts by profession to work together to identify actual and perceived blanket rules and challenge these. This was led by patients and supported by staff, as having choices allows patients to take more responsibility, which can positively impact their recovery. The patients have also written and produced a film about restrictive practices which is now used to educate staff.

Valuing Everybody Award

Chantelle Irikok and Maxine Simpson

Period Dignity Project

Chantelle and Maxine have been shortlisted for their work on the period dignity programme, which was the first project identified by the Women and Allies Staff Network. The network identified this as an issue in one of their early meetings and both Chantelle and Maxine took on the challenge to ensure sanitary items are now available for staff throughout our premises. Their compassion towards their colleagues was wonderful to see and their enthusiasm was infectious.

Kathy Meakin - Our 2023 winner

Assistant Practitioner, in the CAMHS Learning Disabilities Team

Kathy is often the first point of contact that families, children and young people have with the team. She gently guides them through the process and her warm welcome builds trust and rapport. Kathy gives her all without judgement, to make patients, families, the team, and colleagues in other agencies feel truly valued.

Lynsey Taylor

Peer Support Worker

Lynsey uses compassion, kindness and her own experiences to support people in a non-judgemental way. She treats each person as a human being and not a diagnosis, offering a more holistic approach. Her bubbly personality helps to put people at ease and she takes great pride in her work.

Working Together Award

Emma Trigg - Our 2023 winner

Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

Emma joined the Trust in 2021 in a brand new, innovative role, working directly within community stroke services in LCHS as their sole psychologist. She enhances the quality of patient care available directly and through other staff, to support the recovery for people following stroke. Emma has also been involved in the wider system developments for stroke, including acute services pathways and transitions into other mental health services.

Langworth Ward

Langworth Ward demonstrate outstanding levels of compassion and respect, especially when providing end of life care and supporting carers and families. Although the ward does not provide specialised end of life care, the team have developed an open dialogue with palliative care specialists and worked in collaboration to ensure the needs of their patients are recognised and options are explored together. There has also been excellent attendance within the team for multi-disciplinary education and development.

Practice Development Team

The team have worked closely with the University of Lincoln to develop and implement a programme of nursing apprenticeships in Lincolnshire. The apprenticeship route offers people who have a desire to be in nursing, access to the course, as well as being in paid employment with a guaranteed job at the end. The team are proud of their achievements and have increased the number of staff supported onto nursing courses from 25 in 2020 to 76 as of March 2023.

Volunteer of the Year

Chris Dabbs

Volunteer at Witham Court

Chris has been a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer since 2010 and currently supports the Activity Coordinator on Langworth Ward to deliver meaningful activities with patients, such as singing and poetry. He makes a difference and enhances the lives of people living with dementia.

Sash Bazley

Volunteer with Carer and Relative Experience

Sash cares for several individuals in her family but still makes time to volunteer for the Trust and has undertaken the Meriden Family Therapy training to support other families. She helps staff to understand the complexities of the caring role by telling her personal story and her contribution to the training is invaluable. Sash is also a member of the Carers Council and regularly increases her knowledge of mental health services to give back to staff and other carers.

Vanessa Herdzina - Our 2023 winner

Volunteer at Discovery House

Vanessa supports gardening projects at Discovery House and volunteers three afternoons a week. She encourages participation and shares her passion for the outdoors and growing food with staff and patients. Vanessa helps the team to provide a range of positive and meaningful activities and has a wealth of experience from previous roles, making her a real asset to the team.

People's Award

Clozapine Clinic Team - Our 2023 winner

The Clozapine Clinic Team are always friendly, helpful and professional when supporting service users and
their carers. On occasions, when service users have not been well enough to attend their appointments, the team have visited them at home or on a ward to take bloods and deliver their medication. Nothing is
too much trouble and everyone who visits the team is offered a warm welcome.

Diane Barlow

Carer Champion

Diane works hard to support carers and families when their loved one has been admitted to the ward. During this challenging time, she becomes a key contact and it’s her mission to find answers to questions from carers and families, offer information about support services and follow up with referrals. She is always there to listen and provide reassurance.

Donna Bradford

Head of Carer and Relative Experience

Donna has consistently demonstrated her passion for and understanding of the role of carers in the management and recovery of those they care for. She empowers and equips carers to better support their loved ones in many ways, including by providing education and information about our services. Donna also leads the Carers Council, supports Carer Champions and delivers Family Therapy Training which has helped services to develop by listening to the voices of carers.

Chair's Award

This year our Chair, Kevin Lockyer, chose the Eradication of Dormitories Project Team as his Chair's Award winner. Congratulations to the team.

2024 LPFT Values Award winners on stage
Edward Langley with his award Dementia Home Treatment Team on stage Ricki Guyton on stage Francis Willis Unit team on stage Kathy Meakin on stage Emma Trigg on stage Clozapine Clinic Team on stage Eradication of Dormitories team on stage