Congratulations to Education Academy winners
Outstanding contributions that colleagues have made to workplace-based learning across the partnership over the past year were recently recognised.
The King’s Health Partners Education Academy Awards are an opportunity to celebrate individuals and teams across the partnership who have gone the extra mile to develop and share education and training with their colleagues and patients. For the 2020 awards we received a total of 114 nominations across nine categories. Our winners describe how they felt receiving their awards. You can click on the category and winners’ names below to take you directly to what they say about receiving their awards:
- Education and Training making a difference in practice winner : Mouline Joshi, Head of Essentia Academy and Talent, Essentia Workforce, Essentia, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
- Multiprofessional Learning winner: Shared Decision-Making Academy Team, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
- Workplace Based Learning winner: Lucy Levick, practice development nurse, Thomas Cook Children's Critical Care Centre, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
- Mind and Body winner: Maudsley Learning, course Lead, Sandra Parish, Simulation Nurse Tutor with Maudsley Learning.
- Adapting curriculum CPD for parity of esteem winner: Sotiris Posporelis, consultant liaison neuropsychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
- Link to redesign pathway winner: Dr Catherine Oakley, chemotherapy nurse consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Bhaveet Radia, Head of the Learning Laboratory at Guy’s Cancer Academy.
- Education for innovation – working in different ways winner: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Recovery College.
- Value based education winners: Dr Tim Segal, consultant liaison and neuropsychiatrist for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Biba Stanton, consultant neurologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
- Peter Hyland’s Award winners: Duncan McRobbie, Associate Chief Pharmacist, Clinical Services, Guy's & and Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Caroline Cheng, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Clinical Services, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Category: Education and Training making a difference in practice
Winner: Mouline Joshi, Head of Essentia Academy and Talent, Essentia Workforce, Essentia, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Mouline received the award for transforming educational opportunities for less senior by providing them with different styles of training including face-to-face, learning or a blend of the two. He also provided managers with a full toolkit of resources, including access to materials from his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. What stood out for the panel was Mouline’s personal dedication, commitment and compassion to have impacted so many staff over a period of time. Talking about how he felt being recognised for the award, Mouline said:
Absolutely incredible and privileged, especially with the fact at King’s Health Partners we have more than 46,000 staff and nearly 31,000 students, with the largest centres of healthcare, research and training in Europe.
Category: Multiprofessional Learning
Winner: Shared Decision-Making Academy Team, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first trusts in the UK to adopt shared decision-making workshops, developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in collaboration with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, to support improved conversations between patients and healthcare professionals. The purpose of these workshops is to train multidisciplinary teams in supporting conversations which capture patients’ values and preferences. Talking about this award, the panel said:
This nomination shows evidence of large numbers of multiple professionals being given the opportunity to learn using multimodal educational approaches.
On behalf of the team, Dr Ramai Santhirapala, consultant anaesthetist, perioperative medicine lead, and Dr Anna Janowicz, consultant anaesthetist, priority lead, both at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, shared what the award means to them:
The award is a token of appreciation for each one of the team members. We are delighted with this award and it came as a boost for the hard work, especially after the past 12 months of the pandemic in the NHS which has been challenging for many of us and our patients. Also, we feel the context of the pandemic highlights the importance of shared decision making; ensuring patients have high quality conversations, across pathways, to decide on the best options for them. In short, after an unprecedented year, we have found even more enthusiasm and motivation to continue this important work towards putting patients first.
Category: Workplace Based Learning
Winner: Lucy Levick, practice development nurse, Thomas Cook Children's Critical Care Centre, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lucy was nominated by colleagues for using innovative educational approaches and resources on children’s critical care, such as co-ordinating education for caring for critically ill adults as part of the response to COVID-19. This included providing a regular email update that shared the answers to frequently asked questions; redesigning clinical education days to include education day resources to support virtual learning and promoting simulation training for multidisciplinary teams working on children’s critical care. Talking about what the award means to her, Lucy said:
It is lovely to be recognised, but none of this would have been possible without the rest of the team both on children’s critical care and the other teams I work with who are all passionate about delivering education in interesting, interactive and varied ways to ensure our staff remain engaged. These colleagues have all shared their experiences, tips and resources to allow us all to deliver better education particularly over the last year when we have needed to be not only innovative but flexible as well.
Category: Mind and Body
Winner: Maudsley Learning, course Lead, Sandra Parish, Simulation Nurse Tutor with Maudsley Learning.
Sandra designed a training course called “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives” which looks at developing skills and confidence of staff in having helpful health change conversations with service users across all care settings. The course runs over two days with the first covering skills in motivational interviewing and the second practicing these skills in a series of healthcare scenarios using actors as simulated patients. Sandra’s work was recognised by the judges for “clearly supporting health and social care workers in developing skills to improve mental wellbeing in patients with long term illness.” Talking about receiving the award, Sandra said:
Thank you so much for the award - I'm so pleased that myself and my colleagues who have been involved in the delivery have been recognised for this work. It’s a very fun day delivering the skills and simulation component and everyone benefits from meeting new people in the network and sharing ideas. Ultimately it’s good to be recognised for something that is useful and can be used to improve patients health and wellbeing.
Category: Adapting curriculum CPD for parity of esteem
Winner: Sotiris Posporelis, consultant liaison neuropsychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Sotiris Posporelis, more commonly known to colleagues as Pospo, was nominated for efforts to make psychiatry accessible, respectable and in par with all other medical specialties. One of the ways this was achieved was through establishing “BRΛINCAST” - a weekly 30-minute conversation with inspiring people from all around the world sharing their love about the most fascinating thing that happens to our head and brains. In this category, the panellists congratulated the broad based long established, high quality record of achievement in the area, including local, regionally, national and international impact.
When asked how it feels to be recognised for this work, Pospo said:
I think my mom would be best placed to answer that question, as she was delighted! She called her friends and made it sound as if I got the Nobel Prize for Peace! We need to ensure we support people who go out of their way to make things happen, as most times this comes out of their personal time. This includes the administrative time that comes with sending out invitations, the technical support that makes sure videos are uploaded to the website and of course all the guests that “donate” their personal time to come on ΒRΛINCAST.
Category: Link to redesign pathway
Winner: Dr Catherine Oakley, chemotherapy nurse consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Bhaveet Radia, Head of the Learning Laboratory at Guy’s Cancer Academy.
Catherine and Bhaveet developed an evidence-based educational intervention for groups of patients and families prior to anti-cancer immunotherapy treatment. This included information about the potential treatment side effects to enhance patient safety and strategies to enhance patients’ emotional wellbeing. The education resource was developed through a steering group of patients and staff and used within a therapeutic consultation with five to six families who, over a 60-minute period, had the chance to learn from each other and the nurse facilitators. The education resource includes animations, videos of health professionals, interactive workshop activities based on case studies, self-management information, and a show-and-tell of the patients’ treatment record and symptom reporting documentation. The panel liked how “the positive impact on families and the staff is clearly explained in the nomination.”
Catherine and Bhaveet said:
We are proud to have followed a robust process to develop an intervention that works in practice. We are passionate about our project and the added benefit for our patients, their families and the cancer nurses who deliver the intervention. This award is encouraging and motivating as we move forward to the next stage. We are currently introducing a virtual group pre-treatment consultation for patients and their families, which will enable participants to join the session from different locations and reduce patient and carer visits to the hospital, importantly supporting our COVID-19 work.
Our virtual project will include developing Guy’s Cancer Academy training for nurses to deliver online group intervention. This part of the project is funded through South East London Cancer Alliance (SELCA) transformation funds and the model will be introduced across Kings Heath Partners and south east London.
We wish to acknowledge important contributors including from King’s College London: Prof Alison Metcalfe, Dr Emma Rowland and Mary Tanay. From Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust: Lucy Johnston, Helen Guyatt, Elizabeth Rowlands, Sara Hulf, Cath Morgans, Alex Guildford, Dr Sophie Papa, Alison Davies, Adriana Velasco, SELCA, our patient representatives, and Dr Verna Lavender.
Education for innovation – working in different ways
Winner: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust recovery college
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Recovery College offers free wellbeing focused education. All parts of the curriculum are coproduced by people with lived experience of mental ill-health who are employed by the Trust as peer recovery trainers and health or social care professionals and both have additional training or teaching experience. The Recovery College opened its doors to everyone during the pandemic so participation is no longer limited to people with a connection to the Trust.
Talking about the value of its work, the panel said it “highlights the adaptability of the team in delivering recovery orientated, coproduced training to service users, carers and others to continue to develop their understanding of mental health. Their webinars are also offering a supportive platform to those who are at a greater risk for developing mental health problems.”
The Recovery College team were delighted to be nominated by our colleagues for the innovation award. They said:
To be recognised alongside King’s Health Partners clinical and staff education programmes as an innovative service is a really big deal for a team where more than half have used mental health services and do not have a formal professional health qualifications. Winning an award during the pandemic has also highlighted the important role the Recovery College team has not only in supporting service users and carers, but also in providing e-learning opportunities for staff that differ to clinical or mandatory training.
Value based education
Winners: Dr Tim Segal, consultant liaison and neuropsychiatrist for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Biba Stanton, consultant neurologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Tim and Biba decided to establish an education group, to provide patients with information about functional neurological disorder (FND), a problem with the functioning of the nervous system, where the brain is unable to access or control the body normally, and advice on self-management. Patients can attend the group within two months of getting a diagnosis and patients and carers who have attended have fed back that attending the group increased their understanding of FND. Describing what stood out for them, the panel said “the evaluation of the pilot FND patient education group has been very positive with patients and carers reporting an increased understanding of FND. The team is now integrating the running of the group to be part of the service offer.”
On receiving the award, Tim and Biba said:
This award is a good acknowledgement of an innovative approach to delivering patient care. It also demonstrates that this group is seen as valuable by those who suffer with Functional Neurological Disorder. We hope that it can be used as an example of the need and potential benefits in further investment in a condition that is massively under resourced nationwide.
Peter Hyland’s Award
This award was introduced in honour of Professor Peter Hylands, former Head of Department of Pharmacy and Institute of Pharmaceutical Science at King’s College London.
Winners: Duncan McRobbie, Associate Chief Pharmacist, Clinical Services, Guy's & and Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Caroline Cheng, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Clinical Services, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Talking about receiving the award Duncan McRobbie said:
We are delighted to receive this award, but it is really a team effort. With changes to the undergraduate timetable at Kings College London, the opportunity came up to improve the clinical practice placements for undergraduates, allowing them to visit the hospitals and interact with patients and health care staff for more hours and in a more structured fashion. Working with our colleagues at King’s College London we were able to develop a better clinical practice experience, both at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts. We are particularly grateful to the effort of the teacher practitioner, Vlad Milic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust who smoothed out a number of administrative issues and all the clinical pharmacists who provided clinical supervision to the students while in clinical practice. The feedback for the students themselves has been particularly pleasing.
The integration of the scientific principles of pharmacy and clinical pharmacy practice was one of the things Peter was particularly keen on and discussed at length and he would be delighted to see the progress that has been made.
We have had strong collaboration amongst the pharmacy departments of King’s Health Partners over a number of years. The King’s Health Partners collaboration provides King’s College London pharmacy students a fantastic opportunity to experience hospital clinical pharmacy practice and we are looking to expand this opportunity to other year groups over the coming years.
Some of our fantastic winners are pictured below, including (from left-right, top-bottom): Harpreet Gill, Rashida Pickford, Joe Lipton, Bhaveet Radia, Dr Catherine Oakley, Ramai Santhirapala, Sandra Parish, Anna Janowicz, Áine Heaney, Mouline Joshi, Annabel Smith.