Executive Recruitment

Awards 2017-2018

We are proud to be the home of award-winning teams and individuals. The list below shows the range of areas in which our expertise has been recognised.


  • Our Serious Incident Investigation Team won the ‘Improving the value of NHS support services’ category in the inaugural HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards.
  • Kathryn Woods, Lead Nurse in our Central and West Care Group, was awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse for making a huge difference to patients and staff in the delivery of patient-centred community care. The title of Queen’s Nurse is awarded by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute and is an acknowledgment of commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care.
  • The team at Guild were awarded Level 1 Always Events recognition by the Patient Experience Team from NHS England. The team’s project, ‘My Voice Always Matters’, is designed to understand why patients were not giving feedback and also to co-design developments. The award is given to those who can demonstrate that they have made improvements consistently.
  • The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Lancashire Clinical Research Facility was shortlisted for Caring Team of the Year Award in the Lancashire Post Health Heroes Awards. The facility provides people in the community with the opportunity to take part in early-phase clinical research trials for dementia, neurosciences, oncology and many more.
  • Tracey Hartley-Smith, Integrated Service Leader in the Learning Disability and Complex Needs Team, was one of five finalists in the Learning Disability Nursing Award category of the prestigious Royal College of Nursing Institute’s (RCNi) Nurse Awards 2018. Tracey recognised a gap in service for children with learning disabilities and autism in North Lancashire and developed a service that has led to positive outcomes for families and recognition from stakeholders.
  • A volunteer in CAMHS won the Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy awarded one of our physiotherapists Steward of the Year.
  • Our Diabetes Service won an NHS England award for diabetes care, following the introduction of a new model for diabetes care.
  • We were shortlisted in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Partnership Awards: Consultancy of the year. We are working with GE Healthcare Partners to deliver and WRaPTworkforce repository and planning tool and expert workforce planning service. WRaPT is commissioned by Health Education England (NW) and the delivery partnership is now in its fourth year.
  • Teenage volunteer Elyssia Cockshott won the Volunteer of the Year Award at the first National Children and Young People’s Mental Health Awards. She was commended for her work with The Crew, a voluntary group made up of young people and their parents who have used Lancashire Care’s Children and Adolescent Mental Health services and raise awareness of mental health within local communities.
  • Our Homeview partnership with Home Group was shortlisted in the HSJ Partnership Awards: Best Clinical Support Service category for its initiative in providing service users in the Blackpool area with supporting people at the right time.


  • Our Myplace project was highly commended for a National Children and Young Peoples' Mental Health (CYPMH) award in the partnership working/co-production category.
  • The Mental Health network and Finance Department together won an innovation award from the Healthcare Finance Managers Association.
  • Our KnowLA system was shortlisted for an iNetwork Innovation Award in the Connected Procurement and Commissioning Innovation category.
  • Joanna Harrison in the Equality and Diversity Team was shortlisted as a Leader of the Year in the Unsung Hero Awards. The Unsung Hero Awards are designed to reward and celebrate Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS staff.
  • The Kiran Ladies Group, supported by our Blackburn with Darwen Community Restart Team, won the ‘Doing it for Ourselves’ category at Peerfest ’17. The group is a self-led and self-supporting peer group of 50+ ladies who support, advise and engage in physical and developmental activity for ladies in the Brookhouse area of Blackburn.
  • The ’Mood on Track’ programme run by the Psychosis and Bipolar Psychological Care Network won a Positive Practice in Mental Health Award in the Psychological Therapies in Secondary Care’ Psychological Therapies in Secondary Care’ category. The Acute Therapy Service also won an award, in the ‘Psychological Therapies – Improving Access and Outcomes in Secondary Care’ category,
  • The pharmacy team won the oral presentation award for their Virtual Learning Environment at the International College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) Conference.
  • Emma Allen, our Head of Equality and Diversity, was shortlisted for an Excellence in Diversity Award. The awards honour the outstanding achievements of inclusive employers and diversity champions across the UK.
  • Amy Brown, a student Health Visitor on placement with Lancashire Care, won a Queen’s Nursing Institute award for Outstanding Achievement as a Health Visitor Student.
  • The East Lancashire Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion (CJLD) Service was shortlisted for a National Learning Disabilities and Autism Award.
  • Karen Coutts was shortlisted in the patient choice category of the RCNi Nurse Awards. The award, sponsored by Yakult and supported by Smooth Radio enables members of the public to thank a nurse, midwife, health visitor, healthcare assistant or assistant practitioner who has delivered exceptional care.
  • We were shortlisted for a Patient Safety Award in the ‘Managing Long Term Conditions’ category.  
  • Consultant Psychiatrist Nusrat Husain won the Clinical Research Role Model Of The Year Award in the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2017 for his dedication to addressing inequalities in access to health care and clinical insightfulness as a research leader committed to addressing mental health inequalities in the UK. In the same awards, the Clinical Research Team was shortlisted in the Delivering Research in Collaboration category and Clinical Research Team or Site of the Year category.