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Josie Hamilton, Therapy Assistant Practitioner wins award at North East and Yorkshire Region AHP Support Worker event

09 December 2022
We’re excited to announce that Josie Hamilton, Therapy Assistant Practitioner from the Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD) team was awarded with the Outstanding Leadership Award at the North East and Yorkshire Region AHP Support Worker awards, congratulations Josie!
Recently on National Allied Health Professionals (AHP) day, the first North East and Yorkshire regional AHP Support Worker event was held. The aim was to bring support workers together to listen and consider how support workers can deliver on the new AHP Strategy for England, AHPs Deliver. There were talks on anti-racism, recognising the contribution of our AHP support workers and representatives from different regions shared their inspiring career journeys.
This was then followed by an award ceremony, celebrating AHP support workers and the work they do. Four awards were up for grabs, three in the Rising Star category, four for Outstanding Leadership, one in the Raising the Profile of AHP Support Workers and finally two in the Above and Beyond Patient Care category. Sheffield Children’s colleagues received an amazing ten nominations across the categories!
Josie received a nomination from Jenny Featherstone, Team Leader for Community Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for her tireless work to ensure that the needs of children with autism are understood and met to enable them to fully participate in life.
Jenny said: “Josie has been a part of the NHS for more than 13 years and over that time she has been a champion for the children she works with. She spends time listening and understanding their needs, collaborating with parents and teachers and creating resources and activities that make a difference.”
Josie said: “I feel so very valued and respected by my Team Lead, Jenny Featherstone, who nominated me. Jenny and the DCD Team have always been so supportive of my role as a Therapy Assistant Practitioner. They encourage me to take on new opportunities that help me to broaden my knowledge and leadership skills. This award not only acknowledges my achievements but is also a reflection of how a fantastic team can nurture a support worker within their role.”
Sheffield Children’s Katie Ellis, AHP Support Worker Project Officer Lead, said: “I have been involved for the last couple of months as the representative from the South Yorkshire region in the planning of the event. It was a fantastic day of recognition and celebration of our AHP Support Workforce, with time to reflect and consider the future. It really showcased that incredible work is being done in the region and the enormous contribution AHP Support Workers make.”
Huge congrats to Josie on her win and our ten colleagues who were nominated!

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