Introducing our finalists for the Pennine Care People Awards 2023!

With just over 400 fantastic nominations, there were some tough calls to make for our judges – but we’re pleased to announce the finalists.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, you’ve made us very proud.

The winners will be unveiled at a special event on the evening of Thursday 30 November, with costs generously covered by sponsors.

Community choice - voted by patients, carers and the public:

  • Kristian Glenny, clinical psychologist
  • Natalie Bentham, care co-ordinator, Rochdale community mental health team
  • Pennine Care TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) service

Ray of sunshine:

  • Kyra Li-Lowe, wellbeing lead, Rochdale borough child and adolescent mental service
  • Lisa Francis, support worker, Tameside west community mental health team
  • Dr Nilika Perera, consultant psychiatrist, Oldham home treatment team and 
    deputy medical director

Charitable champ:

  • Carley Locke, domestic assistant and receptionist, Stansfield Place
  • Paul Ward, carer champion for the Stockport mental health liaison team 
  • Stephanie Morris, resuscitation and first aid training officer

Great Innovation:

  • Hannah Lucas, community learning disability nurse and Niamh Smyth, speech and language therapist - Rochdale borough community learning disability team 
  • Hayley McLellan, response hub and primary care network service manager, Rochdale borough
  • Radcliffe Place project team - learning disability care hub

Improving lives:

  • Bethany Shaw, Cedars ward manager, Oldham
  • Kathy Hardman, mental health nurse, Military Veterans' Service
  • Dr Laxmiram Bethina, speciality doctor, learning disability care hub

Helping hand:

  • Adam Shirley, admin assistant, Tameside community mental health team
  • Dr Ahad Aly, consultant psychiatrist, Rochdale borough child and adolescent mental health service 
  • Nicole Renshaw, nurse, Oldham child and adolescent mental health service

Inclusion champion:

  • Rossella Nicosia, team manager, NHS Bury talking therapies service
  • Rush Miah, head of business intelligence
  • Saima Kauser, Rifat Naz and Suleman Qayyum - black and minority ethnic champions at the NHS Tameside and Glossop talking therapies service
Brilliant partnership:
  • Greater Manchester resilience hub
  • Greenspace project team (Bury early intervention team and Lancashire Wildlife Trust)
  • Whittaker memory and day unit

Rising star:

  • Alexander (Zander) Lawrie, facilities manager - south division
  • Janaki Chodavarapu, physiotherapist, Stockport learning disability service
  • Olivia Ferrara, community carer support worker, south Tameside community mental health team

Inspirational leader:

  • Dr Dipti Patil, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director for the learning disability care hub and interim network associate medical director - south
  • Kate Tasker, operational manager, Stockport mental health support team
  • Sara Panter, service manager at The Meadows, Stockport

Colleague of the year:

  • Denise Wild, receptionist and housekeeper at Trust HQ 
  • Michelle Casey, transformation delivery manager
  • Sheenagh McManus, support worker, Stockport community mental health team

Team of the year:

  • Digital service desk team
  • Oldham home treatment team
  • Oldham intensive home treatment service (older people)

2022 winners

It was an incredible evening at our Pennine Care People Awards on Thursday 1 December 2022. Meet our winners and finalists