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Key Trust Achievements

We are very proud of what the Trust has achieved over many years, and much of this is due to the hard work, commitment and skill of our staff.

Highlights over 2016 include:


Our Consultant Nurse for Acquired Brain Injury in Children, Gilly Robinson, won the Nursing Standard Child Health Award for her work to develop CATNIP - a coma assessment tool that helps doctors and nurses to quickly recognise and respond to warning signs of brain injury and death.

Professor Dame Tina Lavender was recognised in the BBC's 100 Inspirational Women as one of the world's top experts in midwifery. As an adviser to the World Health Organisation, she developed a board game which helps African midwives detect prolonged and obstructed labour to prevent women dying in childbirth.

Amigdol Pradeep, Transplant Recipient Coordinator, received the British Journal of Nursing Nurse of the Year award for her fantastic work.

Manchester Health Visitor, Shakila Shah deservedly won the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association's National Health Visitor of the Year award.

Health Play Specialist Janet Concannon has been rewarded for her exceptional contribution to sick children, with the national WellChild Award.


Working together, we achieve so much at CMFT. It's no surprise that a variety of teams have won prestigious national awards.

Our nursing and therapy teams picked up the Pharmaceutical Marketing Excellence Award (PMEA) for a significant, consultant led adolescent rheumatology project, which included the creation of new information booklets for patients and parents.

The interventional radiology team at Manchester Royal Infirmary were named North West Radiography Team of the Year by The Society of Radiographers, in recognition of their excellent vascular access service.

At St Mary's, the bereavement service and Rainbow Clinical were also named Team of the Year, at the Journal of Midwifery awards.

Another group of midwives made a big impact, when specialists Marie Zsigmond, Amanda Lewis and Siobhan O'Neill won the Team of the Year award at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards, for their project to identify and support potential victims of trafficking.


We are delighted to be home to a number of recognised Centres of Excellence, including Manchester Royal Infirmary for Paget's bone disease, and the whole Trust as one of only six UK centres in the UK Precision Medicine Network.

Several CMFT locations have also won prestigious awards. Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre scooped the top prize in the PENN awards. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital collected two Bayer Ophthalmology Awards - Best Ophthalmology Care Innovation, for leading work on a time-saving service for urgent patients, and Best Ophthalmology Team, for diabetes-related care.

Ward 84 at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital won a North West Pride Award for cancer care. This is particularly brilliant, as nominations came from families who stayed on the ward.


Dr Sujesh Bansal from our Postgraduate Medical Education Department worked in partnership with HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to develop an award winning online training programme for doctors new to UK practice. The Induction for International Doctors programme is live nationwide.

Midwife Kirsti Redfern won the JOHNSON'S Mentor of the Year award at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards. She's a shining example of how committed we are to supporting individuals' personal and professional development.

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