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The opportunities to progress are endless; you can choose to specialise in a particular setting, or train to qualify as a healthcare professional, such as a nurse or midwife. In some trusts, healthcare support workers have slightly different job titles such as healthcare assistant (or HCA), nursing assistant or midwifery assistant, depending on your chosen setting and the healthcare professionals you support.

Healthcare Support Worker Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2023 Healthcare Support Worker Awards.

The awards, organised by the Careers Team at Joined Up Care Derbyshire, are designed to celebrate the fantastic work carried out by healthcare, care and all support workers.

In 2023 we opened up nominations to recognise these vital roles, whether they are in a care home, GP practice, the community or a hospital setting, anywhere in Derby and Derbyshire.

We would like to congratulate all who were nominated and all who triumphed in the awards – your work is invaluable and appreciated by everyone across the sector.

The category winners are highlighted in the document below.

Finalists in 2023 were:

Unsung Hero:

Margaret Dove, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

Andrew Marlow, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

Alison Moores, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT


Service User/Patient’s Choice:

Abraham Furudzai, Langdale Care Homes (Langdale Heights)


New to Care:

Andzelika Sredkinska, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

Niamh Kerry, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

Sarah Reed, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

Sarah Trolley, Chesterfield Royal Hospital


Going the Extra Mile:

Diana Caplat, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

Natalie Randall, DCHS

Jane Shaw, DCHS

Lizize Sharples, UHDB

Sobiya Tariq, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT


Outstanding Contribution to the Community:

Sobiya Tariq, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT


Lifetime Achievement:

Jeanette Moore, Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Jane Furniss, Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Elma Kennard, Langdale Care Homes

Kath Thomas, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT


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