Health and Social Care Professionals Celebrated at Annual Mentor Awards

Mentor Awards 2023-00161

The University recently held its annual Health & Care Mentor Awards, celebrating those who support the University’s students whilst they are training in the workplace.

In all, 16 awards were presented to nurses, midwives, social workers, paramedics, occupational therapists, and expert mentors from a diverse array of professions within the sector that have supported the development of the next generation of practitioners by providing high quality student work placements.

Elizabeth Davies-Ward, Head of the School of Allied Health and Community at the University of Worcester, said: “Everyone we have honoured with these awards has their own job to think about, their own unique set of challenges and responsibilities, and yet they have taken the time and care not only to provide placements and mentoring opportunities for the next generation, but to provide truly excellent placements backed up with compassion and support. We are very grateful for their efforts.”

Robert Dudley, Head of the Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Worcester, added: “The support provided by our mentors is crucial in helping ensure that our students develop not only the expertise, but also the experience to excel as high-quality practitioners in their own right.

“When you consider the challenges facing staff in the health and care sector, we are especially appreciative to all those who are prepared to give their time to help mentor the next generation. It will not be long before our students are themselves playing their part in shaping the health services of the future, and thanks to the excellent placements and high-quality mentoring they have received, they should be ready to hit the ground running.”



Full list of award winners

Outstanding Mentor of Nursing Students (Adult)

Julie Blower from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

Outstanding Mentor of Nursing Students (Child)

Tracy-lee Sivil from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Outstanding Mentor of Nursing Students (Mental Health)

Kate Cross from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Outstanding Mentor of Nursing Associate Students

Amelia Stephens from Hospital at Home Team, Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Outstanding Mentor of Midwifery Students

Yasmin Griffiths and Bethany Tanner from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding Mentor of Occupational Therapy Students

David Bell from Reaside Clinic

Outstanding Mentor of Physiotherapy Students

Lotoya Neil from Well Life

Outstanding Mentor of Paramedic Students

James Bamforth from West Midlands Ambulance Service

Outstanding Mentor of Physician Associate Students

Joshua Lewkowicz from Beechwood Surgery

Outstanding Mentor of Post registration Students

Susanne Aubon from Osborne Court

Outstanding Mentor of Social Work Students

Lucy Wilkin from Adult Mental Health Service South

Outstanding Mentor of Foundation Degree Students

Julie Thomas from Kidderminster Hospital

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Nursing and Midwifery

Beech C, Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment: Allied Health and Community

Acute Surgery Inpatients, Russell’s Hall Hospital

Head of School Award: Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery

Jean Blackhurst from Pre-op Assessment Unit, Hereford County Hospital

Head of School Award: Allied Health and Community

Madeleine Paul from Birmingham Children’s Hospital.