Our Barnsley staff have been recognised at the first ever South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System Allied Health Professional (AHP) Awards, held on Wednesday 3 July.
Intermediate care lead Amy Chambers was announced as AHP leader of the year after she was nominated by her manager, deputy district director Gill Stansfield. The intermediate care service provides rehabilitation and crisis response to patients supporting them to remain independent and as well as possible.
Amy’s role involves working with partners to develop the intermediate care pathway, ensuring the quality of services, and supporting staff.
‘The Barnsley Alliance’ – representing South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, and the Barnsley Healthcare Federation – was also chosen as the winner of the AHP Quality Improvement Award: Place 2019.
The awards celebrated innovative projects led by a range of AHPs across the region. There are 14 Allied Health Professions, making it the third largest workforce in the NHS.
Amy said: “It was a shock and an honour to receive this award. It has been a challenging 18 months with lots of changes but the whole team has been amazing. It’s now onwards and upwards for us and we want to continue to build on all our improvements and good work.”