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Celebrating Croydon

People who work in Croydon Health Services NHS Trust are vibrant, dynamic and diverse.  We encourage our staff to enter national, regional and local awards and competitions and use this page to celebrate their success.

Award winners

Reed nurse of the year Sept

Local nurse is named Reed “Nurse of the Year”

We are proud to announce that Katie Greenaway, Croydon Health Service’s Sexual Health Outreach Nurse for Young People is Reed Nurse of the Year. 

She received the accolade this September for her outstanding work, beating more than 700 other nominees.

Katie joined the Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health Outreach Team in 2009. Her role has been to set up sexual health outreach clinics for young people in the three colleges in Croydon and within other targeted settings which have included the Turnaround Centre and youth clubs.

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Trust psychologist wins Exceptional Service Award

Dr Liddard

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Heather Liddiard, has received the Encephalitis Society ‘Exceptional Service’ Award from the Encephalitis Society.

Dr Liddiard who is part of both the Community Learning Disability and Neuropsychology teams, was nominated by a patient (who wishes to remain anonymous)
The patient’s mother said  “As a professional with a busy timetable, she made time to help at a difficult and sad time – she prepared a clear and comprehensive report and represented my son Social Service meetings although there was no requirement for her to do so.
“Her support has had a lasting effect on him, being the first time in his life that he has worked with a professional who has been prepared to go that extra mile”.
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and can affect anybody at any age. It is often described as a ‘rare complication’ and can be caused by infection or an autoimmune attack.
For more information on the Encephalitis Society and the condition, please go to

Croydon health visitor wins ''Thinkpublic'' award

Health visitor Rosie Jones has won an award for her role in creating and running a pilot project to support women’s mental health during pregnancy and following the birth of their child.

The newly-launched Thinkpublic awards recognise individuals who create positive social change by taking innovative approaches to challenges they face in their work.

Social design agency thinkpublic paid this tribute to Rosie on making the award:“Rosie is an amazing lady and incredibly dedicated health visitor in Croydon. She has played a central role in the creation and running of a pilot project that supports women suffering from mental health problems during an important time in their life.“Not only does Rosie have an extraordinary amount of empathy for her clients and dedication to her work, she has also used a bold and creative approach to take therapeutic support to women in their own homes.”

Receiving the reward, Rosie said: “This has been a BIG shock and surprise. It is very hard to describe how I feel without sounding like a neurotic Oscar winner. I really do feel very honoured, amazed and humbled by this award and rather embarrassed by all that has been said. I’ve just been trying to ‘do’ my particular job as a perinatal health visitor and contribute what I can as one of a team involved in the perinatal mental health pilot project taking place in Thornton Heath."

The award was recognised at the NHS London Simulation and Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative (STeLI) Conference in December.
Clinical Lead for Resuscitation and simulation centre manager Russell Metcalfe-Smith says, “This is a fantastic achievement in our first six months of operation. The award recognises the investment made both financially and the training delivered. It recognises the hard work undertaken by all the team involved in simulation from across the whole Trust.”

Clinical Skills Simulation Centre commended for excellence

The Trust has received an 'Excellence in Education' commendation for the work carried out in its new clinical skills simulation centre.
The centre provides state-of-the-art, fully equipped teaching facilities for multi-disciplinary healthcare teams to experience scenarios which would not normally happen – helping them to develop skills in a wide variety of different situations.
The award was recognised at the NHS London Simulation and Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative (STeLI) Conference in December 2010.

Human resources award

The Trust was awarded the national Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) award for "HR Building Capacity for Organisational Improvement" in 2009 in recognition of its commitment to helping staff deliver better patient care.


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