Highly commended: CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Conditions Service

Oxfordshire CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Conditions Service (NDC) became highly commended in the Exceptional People Awards for June and celebrated their recognition in the team meeting.

Highly commended: CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Conditions Service

Dr Emma Fergusson, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and NDC Clinical Lead, said:

“It helps to have our work recognised by the Trust. We are all working hard, and it has been even more challenging through the pandemic – but we are still trying!”

In the picture, standing from left: Dr Emma Fergusson, Ali Hearnden, Steph Jaques, Rayane Maarabouni, Dr Azim Daud, Gavin Partridge, Odet Fahd. On the bench from left: Alison Hatton and Laura Mackenzie.

The team were nominated by Clinical Team Manager Laura Mackenzie who wrote:

“The Oxfordshire NDC team are extremely passionate about improving the lives of neurodivergent young people and families in Oxfordshire and care deeply about this (many of us have personal experience of neurodivergence – either ourselves or with close family members).

“We value supervision and reflective practice (both individually, in professional groups and as a whole team) to ensure we work safely and collaboratively.  All members of the team strive for excellence through creativity and adaptations – we are always thinking of new ways of working to improve the patient journey.

“In the face of long waiting times and large caseloads, the team remain committed to this work, compassionate to families and colleagues, and dynamic in our service development. As the manager of the service, I am very proud of what we do and the important part that each member of the team plays.”

The Exceptional People Team Award is judged by a panel from the Trust’s executive team. Nominations are welcome at any time from patients, their friends and family, carers and colleagues.

Nominate a team here.

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Published: 1 July 2022