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We’re incredibly proud of our people. It’s the dedication, passion and vision shared by our diverse teams of individuals that helps us all to provide the best possible care for patients.

We’re also proud of the rich variety of awards and recognition our people have won. Congratulations, and thank you, to all of you.


Our People

Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson, Ward Manager at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019, for services to Nursing and Older People’s Care.

Gilly Robinson

Gilly Robinson, a Consultant Nurse who specialises in acquired brain injuries, received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019, for services to children’s nursing. (Gilly had previously won a Nursing Standard Child Health Award for her work to develop CATNIP – a coma assessment tool that helps doctors and nurses to quickly recognise and respond to warning signs of brain injury and death.)

Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith, Wythenshawe Hospital’s Macmillan Information and Support Centre Manager, received a BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. (Debbie was also presented with a ‘Kelly’s Hero’ Award live on national television, by ITV’s Lorraine programme in October 2016.)

Agimol Pradeep

Agimol Pradeep, a former MFT colleague, was also awarded a BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. As Transplant Recipient Coordinator she led important research into identifying methods to raise awareness of organ donation in the South Asian community. (Agimol also received the British Journal of Nursing Nurse of the Year award for her fantastic work during her time with us.)

Claire Stevens

Claire Stevens, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2019, in recognition of her commitment to improving children’s oral health nationally.

Dr Anna Sharman

Dr Anna Sharman, Wythenshawe Hospital Radiology Consultant, won Patient Experience Professional of the Year 2019 at the Patient Experience Network National Awards.

Dr Titus Augustine, Dr Jane Eddleston, Dr Sandip Mitra and Dr Akbar Vohra

Dr Titus Augustine, Dr Jane Eddleston, Dr Sandip Mitra and Dr Akbar Vohra were all promoted to Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) Honorary Clinical Chairs in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester in August 2018.


Our Teams

Working together, we achieve so much. It’s no surprise that a variety of teams have won prestigious national awards.


The team behind Manchester’s Lung Health Check Programme was named Cancer Care Team of the year at the BMJ Awards, the UK’s leading medical awards, in April 2019.

The lung team at Wythenshawe Hospital won the Acute or Specialist Services Redesign category in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in November 2018, for their innovative work to enable earlier diagnosis of lung cancer

Two Wythenshawe Hospital teams won in the Respiratory Nursing and Continence Promotion and Care categories at the Nursing Times Awards. The Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) team won the Respiratory Nursing award, and Domini Mullins, Advanced Surgical Care Practitioner, won the Continence Promotion and Care award.

MFT won the Green Champion for Best Practice in the Healthcare Sector award at this year’s Green Apple Environment Awards recognising Environmental Best Practice, hosted by the Green Organisation.

Congratulations on the great work of the MFT Inclusion Team and our consultants, who won the Greater Manchester Caribbean & African Health Networks Partnership Award.


Our Places

The Manchester Local Care Organisation won the ‘Working Across Systems’ award at the 2018 Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) North West awards.

Our Research and Innovation division scooped three awards at the 2018 Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards, including a lifetime achievement award for Charles Hay.

MFT was formally awarded the contract for the NW Genomics Laboratory Hub service and eight specialist testing categories. Across the North West we’ve invested in creating an excellent infrastructure for clinical genomic testing, and the success of the bid will enable the partners to work as a single North West Genomics Laboratory Service to share expertise and specialist knowledge. This will significantly enhance genetic testing in patients with rare and inherited diseases and for patients with cancer, helping to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment

A ground-breaking partnership between academia, industry and the NHS, working with global diagnostics firm QIAGEN, was announced in 2018. This joint project will create and support up to 1,500 jobs, adding almost £150m to Manchester’s economy over a decade. QIAGEN’s base will be in the new Citylabs complex on our Oxford Road Campus.

We’re delighted to be home to a number of recognised Centres of Excellence, including Manchester Royal Infirmary for Paget’s bone disease, and the whole Trust as one of only six UK centres in the UK Precision Medicine Network.

Several locations have also won prestigious awards. Saint Mary’s Hospital’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre were awarded the top prize in the PENN awards, and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital collected two Bayer Ophthalmology Awards – Best Ophthalmology Care Innovation, for leading work on a time-saving service for urgent patients, and Best Ophthalmology Team, for diabetes-related care.

Ward 84 at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital won a North West Pride Award for cancer care. This is particularly brilliant, as nominations came from families who stayed on the ward.


Our Training

Manchester Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department was named ‘Hospital Student Placement of the Year’ at the 2018 national Student Nursing Times Awards.  The department sees over 100,000 patients every year and was praised for providing a supportive structured learning environment, giving students the opportunity to work across multi-disciplinary teams and areas.

Dr Sujesh Bansal, from our Postgraduate Medical Education Department, worked in partnership with HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to develop an award-winning online training programme for doctors new to UK practice. The Induction for International Doctors programme is live nationwide.

Midwife Kirsti Redfern won the JOHNSON’S Mentor of the Year award at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards. She’s a shining example of how committed we are to supporting individuals’ personal and professional development.

The ‘Gulu-Man’Uganda Health Partnership Link was shortlisted for a 2017 HSJ award in the International Health Partnership category). The Gulu–Man Link is a long-standing healthcare education link between MFT, the Faculty of Medicine at Gulu University and the Regional Referral Hospital in Gulu, northern Uganda. This link gives health workers, students and academics in the UK and Uganda the opportunity to share skills and develop their learning in innovative ways.