Brilliant Bethany wins March’s Exceptional People Individual Award

Health Visitor Locality Team Leader Bethany Boddy wins March’s Exceptional People Individual Award – a supportive team member striving for excellent patient care.

Brilliant Bethany wins March’s Exceptional People Individual Award

Bethany leads the Health Visiting Team for the Community for the Wantage and Faringdon Locality. The Health Visiting Team provides a professional public health service based on best evidence of what works for individuals, families, groups, and communities. The Health Visitors are registered nurses/midwives who have additional training in community public health nursing, working to enhance health and reduce health inequalities through a proactive, universal service for all children 0-5 years and for vulnerable populations targeted according to need.

Bethany works hard to ensure families who are under the Health Visiting Team are given excellent care – recognising every family has different needs and tailoring care accordingly to meet them. She is motivated to initiate change to improve outcomes for families and leads her team by example. Bethany is passionate about improving the health outcomes and quality of care for the families, when necessary, she can identify and address health inequalities and if there is a gap in how the team delivers care it will be resolved.

Bethany is a natural leader – she is approachable, understands work pressures and will always offer support when needed. She is a role model and a mentor for her team, inspiring them to achieve their goals and potential. She always communicates effectively and respectfully with colleagues, patients, and their loved ones which is so important when caring for families, new parents, and young children.

Bethany is passionate about health visiting, knowing the team can make a difference to the community and improve the health of patients. The service provides essential care for those who need it most – helping families improve their quality of life, feel empowered and safe.

Bethany is a shining star – committed, enthusiastic and kind – providing outstanding care for families and making everyone feel supported.

The nomination

Bethany was nominated by Wantage Health Visitor Leane Fox, for being a fantastic team leader and role model.

Leane commented:

“Bethany leads by example, she has a passion and understanding for the health visiting role that makes us all want to provide the best level of care we can.

“If Bethany can see a health inequality, she will want to address this, if there is a gap in how we deliver care this will be actioned. She believes in health visiting; she knows that we can make a difference and improve health outcomes for our clients.

“She wants to innovate change to make improvements. Her care for families is outstanding and she will always go the extra mile.

“Working alongside her, motivates me to be a better practitioner.”

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Published: 29 May 2024