Our staff and volunteers are our greatest asset, displaying hard work, commitment and passion on a daily basis. We want to create a culture where there are lots of opportunities to say “thank you” and be an organisation that our staff are proud to be a part of.

How do the monthly awards work?

Each month we will have three winners:

  • An Individual Valued Star
  • A Team Valued Star
  • A Health and Wellbeing Hero

The monthly awards are about recognising individuals and teams who have gone the extra mile in the way they demonstrate any or all of our Trust values of compassion, respect, integrity and trust as well as our Leadership Behaviours:


Supporting staff health and wellbeing remains a priority for us at LPT. The Health and Wellbeing Hero will go to an individual who has gone above and beyond to raise the profile of and improve the health and wellbeing of colleagues either locally or across the Trust.

June’s winners  

June’s Valued Star Winners are… 

·       The Individual Valued Star Award goes to ward administrator Joy Duprey

·       The Team Valued Star Award goes to the Diana Team


Don’t forget to nominate your Health and Wellbeing Hero!


The Valued Star Individual Award goes to… Ward administrator, Joy Duprey!

Nominating Joy, ward matron, Jon-Paul Vivers said:

“Joy is a business administrator on Belvoir PICU and she is so understanding and compassionate towards both staff and patients.

She is constantly fielding requests from patients and staff and gives up her time amongst her work to be helpful to others. She frequently goes out of her way to make sure that things get done in a timely manner and she is always willing to help and offer her time and assistance. I feel that administrative staff on wards often get forgotten for the valuable links they form between patients, staff and carers and the ‘unseen’ work they do each day whilst managing to get their own work done.

Joy can be fielding questions from the phone, from the office door and then from staff all at the same time and she doesn’t let this phase her and she shows compassion in that she wants to ensure that everyone has a satisfactory resolution to their question/ issues.

Whilst at the same time being a valuable asset to myself in terms of constantly being mentally available for me and the work that is required of her.”

Angela Hillery, CEO recorded personal messages for Joy:

Watch Angela’s message

Upon receiving her message from Angela, Joy said: “I have never been more surprised. I am just proud to work with an amazing team.”

The Valued Star Team Award goes to… The Diana Team!

Katie Willets, modern matron, who nominated the team said:

“The Diana Service have worked tirelessly throughout Covid in the community providing the same level of service – most of which was still delivered face to face often wearing full PPE for many hours at a time.

The staff team have demonstrated all the leadership behaviours consistently day after day. They have worked together as a team, valuing one another and recognising the contributions we all bring. The whole team have continued to learn, develop and grow; initially we were all learning minute by minute as new guidance was issued. The team have adapted to new ways of working.

I wanted to recognise the work they have done under the shadow of many personal challenges as well as significant losses and events that have shaken the team. The whole team continue to provide care with compassion and strive to deliver a quality service.”

Watch Angela’s personal thank you message to the team.

 Well done and thank you to Joy Duprey and The Diana Team for living our values.

Our staff and volunteers are our greatest asset, many demonstrating fantastic dedication and care on a daily basis. The Valued Star awards help you to say thank you to them.

Well done to all those nominated in June:

Individual Valued Star Award nominations:

  • Abena Oppon, service coordinator
  • Amanda Palmer, medicines administration technician
  • Anne Whitfield, occupational therapist
  • Dawn Hawkins, specialist nurse
  • Jaimini Amin, community staff nurse
  • Jane Murray, senior mental health practitioner
  • Jo Jeffs, administrator
  • Julie Colclough, healthcare support worker
  • Kathryn Price
  •  Lily Zhang, clinical governance coordinator
  •  Mohmmed Umarmia, programme coordinator
  •  Neeraj Sudra, administrative assistant
  • Neila Patel, legal affairs assistant
  • Peter Smith, team leader
  • Stephen Nhamo, healthcare support worker
  • Tracey Kirby and Justine Ingamells, mental health practitioners
  • Zaid Ayoob-Saab, healthcare support worker

Team Valued Star Award nominations:

  • LD Outreach Team
  • The Corporate arm of LPT’s Information Team
  • CINSS Admin Team
  • City Central CMHT Depot Clinic


Nominate your Valued Stars and Health and Wellbeing Heroes

Nominations are welcome for any member of staff or volunteer, from any profession, service or team, or from service users, carers or other members of the public. Simply complete the form on this page.

How do the awards work?

An individual and team Valued Star is picked on a monthly basis from all those nominated during that month by our Executive Team. The winner is then announced the following month through a surprise presentation by Chief Executive Angela Hillery, who visits them in their place of work and presents a framed certificate (please note that this is not currently possible with Covid-19 guidelines in place. Winners currently receive a personal message from our CEO and a certificate in the post).
nl/ The monthly Health and Wellbeing Hero will be picked by our Health and Wellbeing Team who will then send the winner a dedicated badge.

2020 Valued Star winners

Here is our 2020 Valued Star Wall of Fame:

January - Daniel Norbury, head of employment services and Charlotte Gibbs, acting
children’s phlebotomy service lead
February -Rowan Kimber, healthcare support worker
March - Russell Hadfield, clinical category manager
April - Sarah Holliehead, head of procurement
May - Joanna Smith, physiotherapist
June - The Infection Prevention Control team
July - The Mental Health Triage Team at Leicester Royal Hospital
August - Melissa Angrave, staff nurse
September - Saskya Falope, team manager and Geeta Chauhan, meaningful activity coordinator
October - The Agnes Unit team
November - Meera Bentley, recovery college outreach worker
December - Emma Powell, community phlebotomist

2021 Valued Star winners

Here is our 2021 Valued Star Wall of Fame and our winners so far from this year:

January - Chloe Shepherd, generic technical instructor
February - The LD vaccination team at the Peepul Centre
March - Team Hinckley (North and East Wards) and The Charnwood Surge Team
April - Voluntary Transport Drivers
May - Outpatients’ clerk, Natasha Peat - Valued Star Individual Award, City West Hub Admin Team - Valued Star Team Award, Beverley Hawkins, hospital nurse - The Health and Wellbeing Hero Award
June - ward administrator, Joy Duprey - Valued Star Individual Award, The Diana Team - Valued Star Team Award

If you have any problems submitting your nomination, contact the Communications Team:  communications@leicspart.nhs.uk

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