NHS workers win at regional ceremony

Two NHS workers in Sheffield have been honoured for their good work at a regional awards ceremony.

Dr Diana Greenfield, a consultant nurse pioneering a range of services for cancer survivors living with the long-term effects of cancer in an era of improving survival rates, was crowned ‘NHS Inspirational Leader of the Year’ at the regional finals of the NHS Leadership Recognition Awards.

Steve Harrison, a head of quality improvement who set up a Microsystems Coaching Academy, a UK first, won the ‘NHS Coach/Mentor of the Year’ accolade. The Academy inspires a generation of NHS staff to improve the quality of care they provide to patients by becoming improvement coaches. The event took place at the Marriott Hotel, Leeds, with awards were presented by the Olympic athlete Jonathan Edwards.

Sir Andrew Cash, chief executive for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Both Diana and Steve have made significant strides in their fields, and these awards are an excellent reward for their hard work and dedication.

“I am incredibly proud of them both.”