Composition of teams

The Winners: Sense and Sensibility

Winners photo

Every person living in a care home should be able to fulfil their sensory potential. To enable this we intend to improve engagement with crucial services.

  • Kerry Place, Effectiveness Officer, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
  • Samantha Pessoll, Service Lead - Care Home Advisory Service, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS FT
  • Rachel Cleaton, Biomedical Scientist, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Ben Woodall, Audiologist, NHS Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals
  • Jean Straus, Retired/Patient Advocate/CLAHRC NWL Fellow (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care)
  • Katharine Bates, Senior Clinical Scientist, Viapath
  • Martin Slovak, University of Sheffield

Runners up

  • Waste not, Want not

    Waste medication in care homes and ordering process.

    • Hafeeza Bhaiyat, Care Home Community Pharmacist, Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
    • Maxine Davis, Pharmaceutical Advisor (care homes), ENHerts CCG
    • Alison Lyons, Care Home Community Pharmacist, Well
    • Zoe Trumper, Meds Management Pharmacist, Wigan Borough CCG
    • James Baker, Area Healthcare Team (industry), MSD (Merck - pharmaceutical company)
    • Adam Scott, Front Line Manager (learning disability), MacIntyre (LD charity)
    • Leander McFadden, Area Manager (learning disability), MacIntyre
    • Mariola Fothergill, Care Home Community Pharmacist, South Sefton CCG


    To resolve problematic recruitment of qualified nurses within nursing homes and change perceptions of the sector.

    • Jane Brennan, Chorley and South Ribble CCG
    • Sally Spencer, (non clinical), Health Education England, working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex
    • Corinne Power, (non clinical), Manchester CCGs
    • Jacqui McMahon, Clinician, Leeds South And East CCG
    • Sophie Rainford, Clinician, Leonard Cheshire Disability
    • Michelle Higgins, (non clinical), NHS Leeds West CCG
    • Jennifer Williams, Clinician, Wirral CCG