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.

What is Valued Star?
This monthly award is about recognising members of staff and our volunteers who have gone the extra mile in the way they demonstrate any or all of our Trust values of compassion, respect, integrity and trust. These run throughout Our Pledge, which we have signed up to as staff, managers and as an organisation.

February’s winner   

February’s Valued Star is… The LD vaccination team at the Peepul Centre!

Angela Hillery (chief executive of LPT) recorded a personal message for the team. Here is the video:

Nominating the LD vaccination team,  LD Modern Matron, Clare Pope said

“I would like to nominate the whole LD vaccination team at the Peepul Centre.

It is amazing how they have worked together to get one of the forgotten cohort of individuals who are at high risk from Covid.

LPT as a trust has really stepped up to great and this team just shines through as having all of the Trust values.

Well done all.”

Clinical lead and primary care liaison nurse for people with learning disabilities, Sam Screaton said:

“The clinics have been designed to offer reasonable adjustments to suit a variety of needs that people with a learning disability may have. We offer a longer appointment time which means people are not kept waiting and have lots of time to explore the environment and use accessible information. We have used lots of creative thinking; there’s been singing, dancing, laughter and tears. It’s been a truly humbling experience to be part of. I’m not sure my colleagues realise how truly skilled they are.

The feedback the team have had has been amazing, they have all played a huge part. Their passion, knowledge and experience has shone through and they have made such a difference to the lives of the people they have vaccinated and their families. They would just say they are doing their job but they are doing so much more than that. They are a shining example of learning disability staff who Step up to Great!”

Well done and thank you to the LD vaccination 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 February:

  • Amy Bestwick, advanced nurse practitioner
  • Anthony Crowe, Hector Blackman, Daniel Glasson, physiotherapist and technical instructors
  • Lesley Tooley, quality accreditation matron
  • Nicki Ward, clinical nurse specialist
  • Sara Lowe, CHS transformation lead
  • Beaumont Ward
  • David Harrison, charge nurse
  • Olivia Adams, charge nurse
  • Ruth Pook, community staff nurse
  • Frederic Barwise, podiatrist
  • Kayleanne Payne, healthcare assistant
  • Pat Bache, senior IT support officer
  • Susan Tipping, specialist nurse

The timeline for the awards and the dates for the monthly presentations is available here.

Nominate your Valued Star

Nominations are welcome for any member of staff, 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 Valued Star Awards work?

One 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.

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

Valued Star

Form for submitting Valued Star nominations.

If you have any problems submitting your nomination, please complete a printable version  of the form and either scan and email to communications@leicspart.nhs.uk or send it in the internal post to the Communications team at Bridge Park Plaza, Thurmaston.