Abbots Care Co-Founder Receives the first Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Gold Award
The awards will mirror the Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May’s awards for the NHS The gold award will recognise outstanding achievements and performance
Abbots Care Co-Founder and MD, Camille Leavold was rewarded the first ever Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Gold Award. The awards were officially launched in May 2021 and mirrors the Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May’s awards for the NHS.
Presented as gold and silver awards, they represent an important step towards bringing recognition in line with the NHS workforce, and recognise the extraordinary commitment of the adult social care workforce.
Earlier this month, Camille Leavold got a surprise visit by Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care in England, Department of Health and Social Care, at the Abbots Care offices where she was presented the award. The gold award recognises outstanding achievements and performance demonstrated by a nurse or social care worker in their sphere of practice. This may be clinical practice, education, research or leadership. The award recognises the exceptional contribution by an individual with a distinguished career in nursing or social care.
Camille Leavold, Abbots Care is delighted to be the first ever to receive Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Gold Award: “I am sincerely delighted and grateful to have received this award. I love working to help support society’s most vulnerable people by providing them with the support they need to remain living at home. I am also really thrilled that Deborah Sturdy OBE, Chief Nurse for Adult Care and the Dept of Health and Social Care is working so hard to shine a light on, and bring recognition to, the valuable and vital work of the UK’s home care workforce.”
The Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE said: “I am thrilled to announce the first Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care award is going to someone who has put so much hard-work and dedication into developing a service to provide care for those who need it most. Camille continues to be an inspiring leader to all those around her and across the homecare sector nationally and has helped to develop staff as they take on her support and learnings to become managers themselves.”
Minister for Care, Helen Whateley added: “I want to offer a big congratulations to Camille, who is hugely deserving of this first award. The social care workforce is full of inspiring leaders, especially those who have helped and supported staff during one of the most challenging years they will ever experience.”
About Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards
Ongoing nominations will be considered by a panel of NHS and adult social care chief nursing officers and adult social care sector representatives. The awards will not be limited to registered nurses and will be extended to include all carers across all care settings, not only care homes.
The gold award recognises outstanding achievements and performance demonstrated by a nurse or social care worker in their sphere of practice. This may be clinical practice, education, research or leadership. The award recognises the exceptional contribution by an individual with a distinguished career in nursing or social care.
The silver award recognises performance that goes above and beyond the expectations of the everyday role that the nurse or social care worker is expected to perform. Again, this could be demonstrated in education, research, patient and carer experience, leadership, tackling diversity and health inequalities, and could be awarded to either an individual or a team.
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