Leeds Quality in Care Awards 2023 – Nicky Lyall Social Care Nurse of the Year

We are proud to announce Nicky Lyall, has won Social Care Nurse of the Year at the Leeds Quality Care Awards 2023

The Leeds Quality Care Awards recognise the fantastic services which are being delivered across Leeds. These awards have been put in place to celebrate excellence throughout the Leeds adult social care sector. They are part of Leeds city Council’s vision for an Age friendly Leeds and to be the best city to grow old in.

When highlighting the Award,  Trevor Hewitt from Leeds City Council’s Organisational & Workforce Development Team said

“The Social Care Nurse of the Year is an individual award which recognises a registered nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the care and support of people who use their services. They must have contributed positively to nursing in their workplace and/or across the care sector. They must have made a positive difference to the lives of those they care for, and constantly implement a person-centred approach in the work that they do. They must also be committed to their own personal and professional development and constantly seek new and innovative ways to improve”.

The nomination about Nicky stated.

“We recognise 30 years of outstanding service as, firstly a disability nurse, who then became a registered manager for St Anne’s. Her clinical expertise has continued into her role as our workforce development trainer who was one of the leads on “Doing it My Way, End of Life Care”, with her invaluable input to this process, and her creation of the training presentation which still continues to be delivered. For any clinical advice, training or support, Nicky is the first-person staff reach out to. She continues to keep herself up to date with her own professional knowledge and learning to offer the best service to all her St Anne’s colleagues”.

Judging Panel chair – Jo Harding, Director of Nursing & Quality, Leeds Health & Care Partnership, said

 “It was a pleasure for the panel to consider Nicky’s application. She is clearly champion for people with learning disabilities and advocates for families and carers in what is a very person-centred approach to her work.

“Her passion for her work shines through, demonstrated by a strong work ethic, with a real commitment to supporting others as a leader, mentor and supervisor.

“Nicky is not only committed to St. Anne’s, but has sought out opportunities to share her skills wider to work on research with academics and designing training materials to assist others working in the learning disabilities sector.

“Nicky is a credit to her organisation and nursing as a profession”.

Well done to Nicky we are so proud of you!!

Pictured is Nicky receiving the award

For more on the awards please see here

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