NHS HMR CCG announced the winners of the 2018 Special Thanks and Recognition (STAR) Awards at a glittering ceremony in Milnrow on Friday 21 September, with support from Rochdale boxer, Muhammad Ali.
The HMR STAR awards aim to celebrate and recognise CCG staff, GPs and GP practice staff for the excellent work they do to help NHS HMR CCG deliver its objectives and achieve its vision of healthier people, better future.
This year over 70 inspiring individuals and teams were nominated across five STAR Awards categories, and from these judges chose a winner and highly commended nominees for each award. Four of the awards are voted for by GPs and staff from HMR CCG and GP practices, and the People’s STAR/Nancy Fallon Memorial Award is voted for by members of the public in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.
The 2018 STAR Awards winners and highly commended nominees are:
Winner: Jawira Kauser, Finance Support Analyst at HMR CCG
Highly commended: Helen Durkin, Focused Care Practitioner, Ashworth Street Surgery
Winner: Karen Kenton, Assistant Director of Integrated Commissioning, NHS HMR CCG and Rochdale Borough Council
Highly commended: Victoria Buckland, Practice Manager, The Hive Health Centre
Winner: Dan Young, Data Warehouse Manager and Developer, NHS HMR CCG
Highly commended (awarded jointly): IT Team, NHS HMR CCG; Dr Louise Thompson GP Partner, The Hive Health Centre
People’s STAR/Nancy Fallon Memorial Award
Winner: Dr Chris Maratheftis and Dr Emily Paterson, Castleton Health Centre
Highly commended: Dr Muhammad Aamir Ehsan, Windermere Rd Surgery
Winner: Primary Care Team, NHS HMR CCG
Highly commended: Patient Participation Group (PPG), Ashworth Street Surgery
Read the full list of 2018 STAR Awards nominees here.
Special acknowledgment: Long Service Employment
To commemorate 70 years of the NHS, colleagues in the local NHS who this year have completed long service spanning 20 – 40+ years were specially acknowledged at the STAR Awards.
Click here for a list of colleagues from HMR CCG and GP practices who were recognised for their dedication and loyalty.
- People's STAR (public only)
For a person or team considered by patients and the public to have provided high quality, compassionate and individual patient care.
- Shining STAR (internal only)
For a person or team's extraordinary work or achievements to support the work of NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group.
- Silent STAR (internal only)
For a person or team that consistently supports colleagues, makes a real contribution to the Rochdale borough or just makes people smile – the little things matter.
- STAR Team (internal only)
For a team that works together to demonstrate excellence in its work towards improving the health of local people in the Rochdale borough.
- Innovation STAR (internal only)
For a person, team or project that has contributed to improving patient care in the Rochdale borough through innovation or service improvement.
- Long Service Employment to commemorate NHS 70 – acknowledging long serving employees in the local NHS who this year have completed long service spanning 20 – 40+ years
How to make your nomination
Nominations are open from 4 June until 20 July.
To help with shortlisting and the final selection of winners, you should give as much detail as possible about the person or team you are nominating within the word limit. This could be about their achievements; approach to colleagues, patients, work, change or challenges; reasons why they are a great example for others and employees of which the NHS can be proud; or what they've done to provide excellent customer service.
Be clear about why you think the person or team you are nominating is an HMR STAR.
Tell us why, in up to 200 words, you feel they deserve an award.
- To download the People’s STAR nomination form click here
- To download the Shining STAR, Silent STAR, STAR team, Innovation STAR nomination form click here
- To download the self-nomination Long Service Employment acknowledgement – click here
Or print one of the above forms, complete it and post it to:
HMR STAR Awards
NHS HMR CCG
PO Box 100
Who is eligible for nomination
GPs in the Rochdale borough
Practice managers in the Rochdale borough
Practice nurses and healthcare assistants in the Rochdale borough
Receptionists in GP practices in the Rochdale borough
What happens next
A panel including representatives from NHS HMR CCG and Rochdale borough GP practices will consider all the nominations and, using fair and objective marking criteria, will narrow them down to a shortlist and choose deserving winners.
Finalists will be invited to attend the HMR STAR awards ceremony on Friday 21 September, where the winners will be announced.
Previous STAR Award winners and finalists