Our refreshed Valued Star Awards

From 3 January 2023, each month we will have two awards that colleagues and teams can be nominated for:

  • An Individual Valued Star
  • A Team Valued Star

There will now be up to 10 winners per award – that’s up to 20 winners a month and more chances to win and be recognised! Nominations for all colleagues including our temporary workforce and volunteers are welcome.

All winners will receive a coveted Valued Star pin badge and certificate.

All nominees will receive a thank you email from our chief executive, Angela Hillery.

More information about our Valued Star Awards

Our staff (including bank staff) and volunteers are our greatest asset, displaying hard work, commitment, passion and stepping up to great on a daily basis. We want LPT to be a workplace where there are lots of opportunities to say “thank you” and celebrate our staff – where everyone feels proud to be part of our LPT family.

Our monthly Valued Star 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:


How do the awards work?

From January 2023, up to 10 individual and 10 team Valued Stars will be 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 members of our Executive Team, who will visit them in their place of work and present a certificate.


January 2023 Valued Star Award winners

Our Valued Star Individual Award winners for January 2023 are:

Caitlin Hadfield, healthcare support worker for Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team, DMH

Charlotte Driver, advanced practitioner in respiratory physiotherapy for Diana Service, FYPC.LDA

Calvin McLaughlindomestic for the Mett Centre, DMHA

Sonja Sookram-Brown, medical secretary, FYPC.LDA

Elizabeth Michaels, nutrition nurse, HENS, FYPC.LDA

Hannah Blackwell, tissue viability nurse, CHS

Fatima Mire, staff nurse, Heather ward, DMH

Kishan Gohil, domestic for Bosworth ward, DMH

Brian Bowlay-Williams, Bank registered nurse


Our Valued Star Team Award winners for January 2023 are:

Continence team, CHS

Liam Bird and Richard Wootton, Podiatry team, FYPC.LDA

Beechwood ward, Evington Centre, DMH

CAMHS LDT (Rothesay) and CAMHS in-patient team (Beacon Unit), FYPC.LDA

Bosworth ward, DMH

Research and Development team, Enabling Services

Physical health nursing team, DMH

Community Integrated neurology and stroke service, CHS

Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hub, CHS

Beaumont ward, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, DMH


2022 Valued Star winners

Here is our 2022 Valued Star Wall of Fame and our winners so far from this year:

January - Andrew Starr, senior clinician, FYPC.LD - Individual Valued Star Award, The Employment Support Service, DMH - Valued Star Team award, Helen Molesdale, respiratory occupational therapist, CHS - Health and Wellbeing Hero Award
February - Clare Pope, matron, FYPC.LD - Individual Valued Star Award, Integrated Community Specialist Palliative Care Team, CHS - Team Valued Star Award
March - Alishia Harvey, health care support worker, DMH - Individual Valued Star Award, Elaine Cox, Liz Harper and the Warrens District Nursing Hub, CHS - Team Valued Star Award
April - Carl Fisher, staff nurse, CHS - Individual Valued Star Award, Outpatients Neurodevelopment Team, FYPC.LD - Team Valued Star Award, Priti Parekh and Elaine Wilkins, deputy team leads, CHS - Health and Wellbeing Hero Award
May - April Rice, community psychiatric nurse, DMH and Amanda Parke, trainee nurse associate, CHS - Individual Valued Star Award, East Central Community Nursing Hub Leadership Team - Team Valued Star Award
June - Cindy Lucas, teaching assistant, FYPC.LD - Individual Valued Star Award, Shelley Crossland, occupational therapist (OT), DMH - Health and Wellbeing Hero Award
July - Rebecca Wales, Central Access Point administrator, DMH - Individual Valued Star Award, CAMHS Eating Disorders Home Intervention Team - Team Valued Star Award
August - Martyn Buxton, Health care support worker, FYPC.LD - Individual Valued Star Award, Charnwood Community Mental Health Team, DMH - Team Valued Star Award
September - Gemma Rees, Generic therapy technical instructor, CHS -Individual Valued Star Award, Communication café in speech and language therapy LD service, FYPC.LD - Team Valued Star Award
October - Nicola Brewin, Operational lead for the CAMHS Eating Disorder Team, FYPC.LD - Individual Valued Star Award, Safeguarding Admin Team, Enabling - Team Valued Star Award
November - Nicola Glover, Nurse, DMH - Individual Valued Star Award, Community Paediatrics Medical Secretary Team - Group 1, FYPC.LD - Team Valued Star Award.


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

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