MG3_6740The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff’s first ever Awards ceremony took place at Village Underground, London and all we can say is WOW – what a celebration!

We have made a short film of the day – we hope it gives you a real feel for the day.

The energy, pride and enthusiasm in the room was fantastic. http://youtu.be/k8kNq9b3UOY


 The overall winners from each category were:

MG1_51935127 Award: 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Street triage for people in mental health crisis – A scheme that prevents people who are having a mental health crisis being detained in police custody.



MG1_5196TNT Award: Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dining companions – A programme where volunteers help on wards at mealtimes, specifically to help patients eat their meals or even just keep them company.


2015-11-29 13.51.11Rosa Parks: Motiv8 North West Wales

Promoting the links between mental health and activity – An annual event of sports activities that make people feel able to connect with others, have fun and not feel so isolated in such a rural location.


2015-11-29 16.31.594 Candles Award: South Glasgow University Hospital

Reliably finding out “what matters” to older people in hospital – Posters displayed above a person’s bed to remind anyone supporting that patient of the things that are important to the people in their ward.




2015-11-29 16.32.04Hartly Larkin Award: NHS Emergency Care Intensive Support Team

The SAFER patient flow bundle – A set of simple rules that, if followed routinely, will help improve patient flow, patient experience and reduce length of stay across adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals.


2015-11-29 13.51.01Penguin Teamship Award: Department of Health with SAPHNA, QNI and RCN

School nurses supporting well being of young carers – A pathway designed to support integrated working between the school nursing service, other public health nurses and partners in supporting young carers and their families.



MG1_5222Piccalilley Award: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Singing Sensations, Because they want to, Nutrition Assistants – Making a difference, Wellbeing Library

– A series of projects at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust that aim to improve patient experience.


MG1_5227Fab Overall Winner of the Year Award: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust  

Safe Staffing App – A simple, quick to use tool that allows the trust to see an accurate, live staffing position from ward to board.



You can find all of the photographs from the event here  – and they are free for you to download.

Congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and shared on FabNHSStuff.

Awards sponsorsIt was a huge privilege for us  to meet everyone and celebrate their fab work. We thank our sponsors for helping us to make this awards ceremony possible, there is so much to celebrate and be proud of.  We leave you with a quote from Simon Stevens ‘FabNHSStuff Awards are a high energy moment recognising the energy of what you are all doing. What you’re  doing represents the future of the NHS, everything you are doing makes a difference …. a cumulative effect of all the small improvements everyone is making’.

Roy, Terri and Jon






2017-07-09T14:09:05+00:00 30 November 2015Categories: Awards, Celebrating fabness, Fabulous Stuff0 Comments

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Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse for 20 years. Now working as Head of Education Ostomy Dvision Coloplast Ltd. supporting Nurse Specialists demonstrate their value via Apollonursingresource.com . Love photography and have developed AcademyOfFabulousArtStuff.com a not for profit venture which is all about having fun with photography, painting and drawing to raise money for charity.

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