NHS 70 superstars: N

Take a look at who has also now been recognised as an official #NHS70Superstar with first names beginning with N:

Nadia Crabtree, healthcare assistant, Beechdale ward, The Dales
“Such a hard worker and supportive member of staff.”

Nadine Lapsley, medical secretary, administrative support services, Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“Always being bright and welcoming in the office. For being on hand to help and advise when needed.”

Nadine Rooney, mental health liaison practitioner, Mental health liaison team, The Dales
“Nadine has brought a fresh approach to our team. She is bright and inquisitive and has such high standards of work, always going the extra mile for service users and families. She is supportive of colleagues but always ready to have a laugh and a giggle to help improve what can be difficult shifts.”

“Always positive, a team player, seeing her colleagues as family and treating them as such. Is patient centred and clinically always up to date and willingly shares her knowledge.”

Naomi Sutcliffe, CPN, Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“Massive contribution to transformation. I was not left alone.”

Natalie Barron, secretary/administrator, administration services, Kendray Hospital
“Nat is hardworking and always happy to help anyone. She has been the ‘go to’ person since working at Mount Vernon Hospital. Nat is a joy to work with and a good friend. Her skills, knowledge and personality will be sadly missed.”

“Nat is hardworking and always happy to help anyone. She has been the ‘go to’ person since working at Mount Vernon Hospital. Nat is a joy to work with and a good friend. Her skills, knowledge and personality will be sadly missed.”

Natalie Hodgson, healthcare support worker, Priestley ward, Newton Lodge
“Such a lovely person who made me feel welcome on the ward, hard working and a great person to look up to. Such an asset to the team! Thank you Nat!”

Natasha Cashmore, community staff nurse, Athersley, Roundhouse
“For being herself and going above and beyond the call of duty.”

“Always inspiring me to chase my dream of also becoming a nurse. Natasha always talks passionately about her job.”

Natasha Hatch, specialist occupational therapist, The Dales
“For being honest and supportive- encouraging me in a challenging role by respecting my position and suggesting ideas to improve. She does this in a gentle way- advising me 1:1 if things need to be handled differently and also willing to offer alternative solutions. She never shows me up- always tactful and dependable. Fantastic support and colleague. Is always open to my suggestions too and willing to be flexible to meet the service need.”

Natasha Johnston, administrative officer/secretary, Calderdale CAMHS, Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“Natasha just ”gets on with it’. She is always there working tirelessly, she helps me and the eating disorder team out on so many levels. It wouldn’t run smoothly without her.”

Nava Nagamuthu, business support officer, Child health office, New Street Health Centre
“Nava has such a positive approach to her work and brightens my day with her ‘can do’ attitude and calming nature. Her manner is affable and unassuming – a credit to the team and the organisation. She is an excellent representation of the values that the Trust promotes especially when dealing with parents and professionals on the telephone, always being respectful, polite and honest. Thank you!”

Nazreen Razaq, healthcare assistant, Ward 19, Priestley Unit
“For her compassionate care and tasty snacks to boost morale!”

Neal Clegg, maintenance technician, Property services, Kendray Hospital
“He goes to work every single day and always does his job and I feel like he deserves a mention as he is the man of all knowledge. He fixes things around the hospitals he works at like boilers and washers and I’d like to nominate him for him to see how cherished he actually is and the gratitude shown because he really is an amazing person.”

Neil Callum, team manager, Enhanced one, Beckside Court
“Approachability/objectivity, support.”

Neil Leppard, advanced practitioner (physiotherapist) AHP lead, Fox View Hub
“Neil helps me with the LD Football Funday events. He organises staff, activities, equipment, helps with the registration of attendees and even does the tannoy announcements in his dulcet tones. He is a real asset to the Fundays and I know its lots of hard work but I really appreciate all his efforts.”

Neil Lomas, admin assistant, Intensive Home Based Treatment Team, The Dales, Calderdale
“Always being helpful and going the extra step.”

Neil Stokes, enrolled nurse, Newton Lodge
“Neil is the crow man of Newton Lodge, he is a credit to the service with his customer service skills. He is supportive of all his colleagues and always puts a smile on our faces with his positive comments. He never fails to impress you with his dynamic presence.”

Nicci Walker, healthcare assistant, Ward 19, Priestley Unit
“For always working hard and providing high standards of compassionate care.” 

Nichola Ansell, healthcare assistant, Ward 19, Priestley Unit
“For showing resilience, striving for the highest standards at all times and always providing compassionate care.” 

Nick Goodwin, charge nurse, Calderdale AWA, Lyndhurst Hospital
“Always going the extra mile and consistently tireless efforts.”

Nicola Appleyard, support worker, CAMHS, Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“For making my job as care coordinator so much easier knowing you are there to support such difficult cases.”

“Always working hard and supporting team members in delivering care to those at the point of crisis.”

Nicola Barraclough, catering assistant, Catering team, Fieldhead
“In previous jobs, lunch and time away from the desk didn’t seem important but it’s different here and that is thanks to Nicola and the brilliant staff at the restaurant at Fieldhead and the Oasis Café. My colleagues and I really look forward to our lunches and the laughs we have with the staff. Every day we are met with big smiles, good humour and delicious home cooked food – no matter how you are feeling or what’s happening in the office, the staff put a smile on your face within seconds of you arriving. They are a superb bunch of staff and they are a credit to the organisation.”

“A big thank you to Nicola for great service with a smile at the Oasis café. It’s uplifting and makes me smile too.”

Nicola Craven, CMHT team leader, Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“I find Nicola to be an approachable manager whose door is always open. Cares deeply about the team she manages and wants the best for those working in it. An idea or problem is always listened to.”

“Nicola is the best manager I have ever worked for. She is approachable and is always happy to help with any queries we may have regarding our caseloads or any issues we may have in our personal lives. Nothing is too much trouble for her.”

Nicola Dyson, nursing assistant, Ward 18, Priestley Unit
“Nicky is just fab! Very good at building an appropriate and therapeutic relationship with patients. Also a good team player and full of life. There’s never a dull shift when Nicky’s on!”

Nicola Lang, business operations officer, Business operational support team, Kendray Hospital
“Being a fabulous forward-thinking operational support during a period of great change. Nicola always makes me feel well supported and able to rise to any challenge that is put before us. She has great strategic insight but at the same time is measured and practical in her approach to supporting the work we are involved in.”

Nicola Lawton, receptionist, Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“She’s always so helpful, polite and friendly. She continues to go above and beyond to ensure everyone coming into the building has a positive experience. Nothing is too much trouble. A smiling face goes a long way.”

Nicola Letch, associate practitioner, Stanley Ward, Fieldhead
“Nikki has adapted extremely well to a new clinical role within mental health. Nikki is an amazing personality and is always positive and present when the staff team need a boost. Nikki is hardworking, eager to learn new things and keen to support junior colleagues with their care certificate and NVQ work. She regularly demonstrates her levels of compassion and empathy and is keen to engage with staff in achieving new clinical and safe practices. Thank you for being the person you are!”

Nicola Speight, recovery and wellbeing practitioner, Lundwood Health Centre
“For giving 35 years (and counting) to the NHS and always putting patients and colleagues wellbeing first in the face of many obstacles both professionally and personally. Nicola is the most knowledgeable and professional member of staff I have ever worked with. She will always go the extra mile to ensure her patients get the best care possible, often working tirelessly in her own time. She is a true superstar of the NHS.”

Nicola White, nursing assistant, Melton suite, Kendray Hospital
“For being so caring, and helping me to do new things and understand things a bit better. Helping me even when I moved wards.”

Nicola Wood, occupational therapist, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
“Nicola has supported me during my darkest of days. She is compassionate, empathetic and a great listener.”

“For being an amazing placement educator, who made me feel welcome and supported during my placement.”

Nikki Widdup, healthcare assistant, Community mental health older people’s service (West), Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“I would like to thank Nikki for her support and commitment to her patients, their family and to the team. Over the past 6 months, the team has had significant staffing issues and she has always been flexible and pro-active so to ensure patient care continued unaffected by taking on extra work that has often been requested at short notice.”

Noma Ndlovu, ward manager, Sandal Ward, Bretton Centre
“Becoming a brilliant ward manager and bringing happiness to the ward and lots of structure too.”

“Enthusiastic, keen, energetic and knows her stuff when it comes to mental health and caring for patients. Noma is a new band 6 but already I see her going far!”

“Noma has recently started her role as a ward manager on Sandal ward and she’s been very well received by service users and staff across the Bretton Centre. She always has time for people and is so supportive of our needs. She’s enthusiastic and encourages productivity and positivity which is great. Noma brings so much to the ward, she’s bright, bubbly, hardworking and in such a short time is clearly an asset. She is there through the challenging times and doesn’t shy away from getting stuck in to support a safe environment. She’s fab.”

Norma Nkala, staff nurse, Ward 19, Priestley Unit
“For always being caring, compassionate and professional at work.”

Take a look at our other superstars beginning with A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z.

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