Anne Farrelly was pleasantly surprised to learn she had been named the trust’s Exceptional People Award winner for September. She works as a clinical nurse specialist and deputy manager at the Oxfordshire CAMHS eating disorder team.

“It was a lovely surprise to receive the award, totally unexpected,” said Anne.
“I have worked for the Oxford eating disorder team for three years. I enjoy working with the team and all the young people and families that come to our service.”

Clinical psychologist, Dr Joanna Adams said: “We have an office joke that if you are unsure of anything, ask Annie! She is the only full-time member of our team and is the lynchpin that holds us together.

“Annie is always approachable and supportive and will make time to help colleagues even though she carries a heavy clinical and managerial load. As a dual trained mental and physical health nurse, Annie has phenomenal skills in supporting young people and their families who attend the eating disorder service. She has done outstanding work liaising with and offering training to nurses based at the Horton Hospital so that they are able to support patients when they are admitted to paediatrics. This has made a real difference to transition processes and patient care.

Annie is very unassuming in her role, and we want her to know that we recognise and appreciate everything she does for her colleagues, patients and the service.”

Anne will receive a certificate and our thanks for her valued service to the trust and patients.

Every month we recognise and reward a team or staff member that has made a real difference to the trust, our people and our patients. Nominations are welcome from staff, service users, patients, or friends and family of service users and patients. If you would like to nominate someone exceptional, you can download a form here.