Awards and Case Studies

Award wins

NELFT and the Trust staff continually strive to provide the best care by the best people. The organisation and staff frequently win awards that cover the broad gamut of NHS industries and technologies. The Trust has received prestigious awards for the care it provides and for clinical staff, as well its IT, HR and Equality and Diversity teams.

March 2018

Journal of Wound Care - Pressure Care Award

The work of a NELFT team has been highlighted with a 'highly commended' prize at this year’s JWC Awards. 

November 2017

Nursing Times - Technology and Data in Nursing category for the My Mind app

A NELFT team won at the Nursing Times Awards on Thursday November 3. The team behind the My Mind app won in the Technology and Data in Nursing category, and were chosen above 10 other healthcare organisations for the coveted prize.

Queen's Nursing Institute - Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Outstanding Service

Liz Alderton, based at Harold Hill Health Centre, received the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Outstanding Service from the Queen’s Nursing Institute recently.

AF Association - Healthcare Pioneers – Showcasing Best Practice in AF winners

NELFT and North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee have been announced as one of the ‘AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF’ winners. The award was for the project: Health Foundation Quality Improvement Improving Physical Health Care for patients with psychosis (PHCP) through collaborative working with local community pharmacies.

Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers - Placed at number 19 of the Most Inclusive Employers

NELFT has been placed at number 19 in this year’s Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. The award was announced on Thursday November 30 at the Midland Hotel in Manchester and saw NELFT as the only Trust in the south east of England to make the Top 50 and one of only two NHS organisations in the Top 20.

October 2017

Allocate Awards - Workforce 2.0 Award for Leadership

NELFT scooped an award at the Allocate Awards on Tuesday October 17. The Trust’s HR Systems team won the Workforce 2.0 Award for Leadership at this year’s ceremony, which was held at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester.

July 2017

ENEI Awards ceremony - Employee Network Group 2017 – Public Sector

NELFT has scooped an award at this year’s ENEI Awards ceremony. The Trust won the award for the ‘Employee Network Group 2017 – Public Sector’ at the event held on Tuesday July 11 at the Law Society in London.

Patient Safety Awards -  Patient Safety in Community

We are delighted to be the winner of the Patient Safety in Community award announced at the national Patient Safety Awards event on 4 July.

June 2017

Cavell Nurses' Trust Awards - Excellence in Care for Older People Individual

NELFT Nurse Consultant Geraldine Rodgers has been honoured by the charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust for her passion and commitment to supporting the elderly patients she cares for at a prestigious awards ceremony in Central London.

March 2017

UCLPartners PGMDE awards ceremony - four awards

NELFT’s Medical Education department had a successful evening at the UCLPartners PGMDE awards ceremony last month.

BEDSA Awards - Mind Wellbeing Award

Coping Through Football Project Coordinator Sonia Smith won the Mind Wellbeing Award at the British Ethnic Diversity Sport Awards (BEDSA) on Saturday 18 March.

Association of Healthcare Communications and Marketing Awards - Team of the Year Highly Commended

The NELFT Communications team received an accolade at the Association of Healthcare Communications and Marketing Awards (AHCM) .

February 2017

NHS Digital Pioneer Awards - Award for Digital Innovation

A NELFT mental health app has scooped the Award for Digital Innovation at the 2017 NHS Digital Pioneer Awards.

January 2017

NHS England Influenza 2016 Champion for London

NELFT staff member Nicky Walpole has been recognised by NHS England as their Influenza 2016 Champion for London. Nicky is the Head of Integrated Community Services in Waltham Forest. The award is given to people who have been recognised for their contribution to the flu campaign in four regions across England.

NACT UK - First prize

A presentation, delivered by Lee Chester from the NELFT Medical Education team, recently won first prize with NACT UK (National Association of Clinical Tutors) for the team’s work on sepsis training.


Case Studies and Factsheets

Ethnic Minority Network

The Ethnic Minority Network (EMN) is a group of staff members working in NELFT, who share common, positive values and have different skills. The aim of the members of the group is to use their collective knowledge, experience and expertise to improve the working environment. This will be achieved through career progression and development of staff from ethnic minority backgrounds. 

To read more about the Network, download their factsheet here:  EMN Factsheet [pdf] 4MB

Intensive Rehabilitation Service

The Intensive Rehabilitation Service (IRS) provides multidisciplinary intensive rehabilitation, creating a virtual ward within the community setting. The IRS service supports early discharge from hospital and admission avoidance with its seven-day a week multidisciplinary service provision across Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. To read more about the project, download the factsheet here:  IRS factsheet [pdf] 2MB

Rotational Nurses project

The Rotational Nurses project involves giving nurses the opportunity to experience working in both hospital and community settings through four separate innovative nursing programmes. To read more about the project, download the factsheet here:  Rotational Nurses project [pdf] 5MB

Agile Working programme

The NELFT Agile Working programme is transforming working practices throughout the Trust and enabling over 4,000 staff to work agilely - which is freeing up time to provide more responsive patient-centred care. To read more about the agile working revolution, click here for the factsheet:  Agile working [pdf] 4MB


The Interact team is a mental health community support service that works with young people aged between 12 and 18, following a crisis situation by providing a series of home visits in addition to any support already being received. To read more, the factsheet can be downloaded here:  Interact factsheet [pdf] 4MB

Coping Through Football

The Coping Through Football programme is an innovative mental health project run in partnership between NELFT, London Playing Fields Foundation and Leyton Orient Trust. The project demonstrates how playing sport can help people overcome mental health issues. For further information on the project, download the factsheet here: 

Coping Through Football factsheet [pdf] 4MB

Occupational therapist Sonia Smith has discussed her role at the Coping Through Football project and also written about her working day for the programme - read it here:

Day in the life Case study - Coping Through Football - Sonia Smith [pdf] 32KB

Integrated Mental Health Care Pathway

A case study of the Trust’s initiative to embed the principles of recovery into mental health services. To read more about the pathway, download the PDF here:

Integrated Mental Health Care Pathway [pdf] 187KB