We're proud to have many award-winning services and colleagues, and finalists for prestigious national awards.

  • We won three awards at the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Champions Awards - Amy Wilcox-Jones, nursing associate won Learner of the Year; Jill Dodge, administrator at Oldham CAMHS won the Special Recognition Award; and we won the Collaboration award for our mental health joint response service with the police and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust.
  • We are finalists in the Mental Health Innovation of the Year category at the HSJ (Health Service Journal) Awards, with results being announced on 16 November.
  • Christopher Hardy, from our Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale community learning disability team, was a finalist in the Fujifilm NHS 75 photography competition, in the innovation category
  • Our digital team were shortlisted for 'Making and Impact' and 'Staffing Solution of the Year' at the Integrated Health Awards 2023.
  • In the latest NHS staff survey, we were ranked as the best place to work out of all the mental health and learning disability trusts in the North West.
  • Children’s services in Rochdale won a Municipal Journal Award for the ‘Raising Rochdale’ alliance, which includes our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)‚Äč
  • Our pilot mental health joint response service, in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service, was the North West champion in the ‘excellence in mental health’ category of the NHS Parliamentary Awards
  • We won Best Employer for Diversity and Inclusion at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards. We were also finalists in three other categories: UK Employer of the Year for Nursing, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, and Best Recruitment Experience.
  • We celebrated three winners at the Royal College of Psychiatrists North West Awards.

    Dr Ankur Khanna won consultant of the year, Dr Anney Roy won speciality and associate specialist doctor of the year, and Mohammed Khan won service user of the year.

  • Zahida Warriach received a special ‘Giving Voice Award’ from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Whittaker memory service in Tameside were finalists in the Enhancing Patient Dignity category of the Nursing Times Awards, alongside Tameside Hospital
  • Our Stockport older people's community mental health liaison team were up for the ‘Deteriorating Patients and Rapid Response Initiative of the Year’ category of the HSJ Patient Safety Awards, for their work with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • We were finalists shortlisted in the ‘Best Use of Integrated Care and Partnership Working’ category at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards, in partnership with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Roshelle Ramkisson won ‘Psychiatric Educator of the Year’ at the national Royal College of Psychiatrists' awards.
  • Dr Tom Hewson won ‘Core Psychiatric Trainee of the Year’ at the national Royal College of Psychiatrists' awards.
  • Sheila Bekoe won the ‘admin and clerical’ category of the Unsung Hero Awards 
  • Our learning disabilities team were finalists at the Nursing Times Awards
  • Libby Bentley, charge nurse on Hope Unit, was a finalist in the Nursing in Mental Health category at the Nursing Times Awards
  • Our estates team won ‘team of the year’ at the national Design in Mental Health Awards
  • Florance Mukurira received a Royal College of Nursing North West award for ‘outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion’
  • Dr Carol-Ann McArdle received a 'lifetime achievement' award at the SAS (specialty and associate specialist) Northwest Awards
  • Dr Kenn Lee won the ‘clinical achievement’ award at the SAS Northwest Awards
  • Kim McDowell won Administrator of the Year at the SAS Northwest Awards
  • Clare Manley won the Student Nurse of the Year: Mental Health at the Student Nursing Times Awards.
  • Carol Rushton won ‘best dementia nurse specialist’ at the National Dementia Awards
  • Tariela Laindon received a Royal College of Nursing award for ‘outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion in health and social care’
  • Karen Johnson won The Queens Award for Voluntary Service
  • Linda Chadburn won ‘clinical audit professional of the year’ at the National NHS Audit Awards
Pennine Care People Awards
We also have our own Pennine Care People Awards to celebrate our staff, which are back after a two-year pause.
Visit our 2023 awards page to submit your nominations, or visit the 2022 awards page for more info on last year's winners.


Community Choice - Katie Tomlinson, community psychiatric nurse, Heywood Middleton and Rochdale community mental health team

When Natalie was on the ward going through psychotic episodes, Katie went out of her way to make her feel safe and reassured. Katie always offers time and encouragement, with energy that lights up the room. Her compassion makes a lasting impact on many patients, particularly Natalie who is now at home and feeling better, thanks to the support she received.

Inclusion Champion - LGBTQ+ sub group

This group was set up by passionate staff who wanted to introduce more training and raise awareness around issues which affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients or colleagues. The group has grown to cover our whole trust and has been making links with local LGBTQ+ groups, to constantly improve people’s experiences of services.

Brilliant Partnership - Bury paint psychological medicine team and Bury Healthy Minds long term conditions team

These two teams have worked together on a unique model of care, to support people
in Bury living with persistent pain. Once patients are assessed, they will be offered a range of treatment options, with a focus on providing education and choosing a course of treatment that best meets their needs.

Great Innovation - Manchester Resilience Hub

The hub has been innovative in how it supports people affected by the Manchester Arena attack. They’ve used specialist software to regularly screen those affected, designed groups and workshops to support people, and developed virtual reality technology to help people ‘return’ to the Arena. They also share their learning on a national and international scale to help improve the response to major incidents.

Improving Lives - Dr Roshelle Ramkisson, consultant psychiatrist (Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale mental health service)

Roshelle has been instrumental to several projects to improve mental health services for children and young people. These have ranged from presenting at international workshops, submitting research grants, reforming programmes of study and development, supervising colleagues, engaging with local young people and producing award winning clinical posters to showcase the work.

Rising star - Louise Powell, organisational development administrator

Louise is a pleasure to be around with the most helpful, positive attitude. She has gained an incredible amount of knowledge in such a short time, always taking on extra responsibilities and suggesting new and efficient ways of working. Louise is destined for great things and is currently completing an advanced administration apprenticeship.

Inspirational Leader - Lindsey Baucutt, operational manager, Hope and Horizon units (Bury)

Colleagues and patients all speak very highly of Lindsey and her kind, compassionate and caring nature. She’s a selfless, hands-on leader who’s truly committed to delivering the best service for the young people and families they support, encouraging everyone in her team to aim for the stars.

Colleague of the Year - Carly Hartshorn, specialist speech and language therapist (Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale)

Passion, dedication and problem-solving skills are just some of the traits that have earned Carly her nomination. Through her kindness and support, she makes the workplace better for everyone. Carly also champions the patients voice and choice, treating all opinions equally and making sure they’re considered.

Team of the Year - Bury motor neurone disease team

The team is extremely passionate about their patients, whose time is often short. They use the latest technology and draw on expertise to make sure patients are supported both physically and psychologically, so they can make the most of life. This includes some heart-warming stories such as supporting on patient to enjoy a last holiday, and another to attend their daughter’s wedding.