Staff Recognition Awards 2019

Preceptorship Award 2019

Presented by Director of Education & Development, Helen Green

This award was open to all registered staff who qualified for practice within the last 18 months. This is the first time nominations have been invited from Oxford Health staff for preceptees. Criteria has included service or quality Improvement; competence or skills development; team development; enhancement of communication.


Andrew Wood
Clinical Research Lead, Vaughan Thomas Ward, Warneford Hospital, Oxford

His nomination said:

“Andrew is the most compassionate and caring nurse whose attention to detail is exemplary. Andrew has developed above and beyond expectation and I am so proud to have the opportunity to work alongside such a compassionate and dedicated young man whom the trust must cherish, nurture and hold onto!”

On the record

As a clinical research lead, Andrew’s role is split into two parts – his clinical role involves working on Vaughan Thomas ward caring for patients, while the other concentrates on service improvement particularly the sleep sensor project the ward has been championing.

The Digital Care Assistant measures the pulse and respiratory rates of patients throughout the night, meaning they aren’t woken up and can get a better night’s sleep.

Andrew’s role is to help gather data to establish whether the project is having a noticeable and positive impact.

Andrew loves his job and working with the tight-knit team who are passionate about what they do.

And he was shocked to in the award: “I am humbled and honoured to receive the award but I’m lucky as my team has brilliant supporting measures which help me to reach my potential.”

He praised the team for being dynamic and diverse and said the team’s motivation to provide such high-quality care is what attracted him to the role after completing his final placement there.

“I am humbled and honoured to receive the award, but I’m lucky as my team has brilliant supporting measures which help me to reach my potential.”

Andrew Wood



Rebecca Walker
Community Psychiatric Nurse, Early Intervention Service, Warneford Hospital, Oxford

Her nomination said: “Rebecca has brought a positive and can-do attitude to the team and is a valued team member, she embodies the values of the trust and is a pleasure to work with. We have also enjoyed her baking contributions at team events too!”

Bethany Boddy
Health Visitor, East Street Children’s Centre, Banbury

Her nomination said: “This is more than a job for Bethany – the aspects of the Health Visiting role are core to her beliefs as a person. Families health care needs are frequently solved by Bethany’s knowledge which ensures that they receive a second to none experience.”