As voted for by students, City’s School of Health Sciences’ annual Practice Excellence Awards are an opportunity to thank colleagues who provide invaluable support to students’ learning during their time on placement in clinical practice.

By Mr Shamim Quadir (Senior Communications Officer), Published

City, University of London's School of Health Sciences Practice Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions of practice placement providers and colleagues who support students’ learning during their time on placement in clinical practice.

Each year, School of Health Sciences students on undergraduate and pre-registration programmes are invited to nominate their practice placement providers and staff for awards, with nominations judged by a panel comprising of members of the School‘s Practice Education Committee.

In previous years, the School has hosted an in-person awards ceremony at Senate House, London. However, current pandemic restrictions meant an alternative approach was required for the 2020 awards.

With this in mind, video-recorded presentations from colleagues across the School were collated and disseminated to award winners, along with certificates and prizes.

A thank you from Professor Debra Salmon, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, and Judy Brook, Associate Dean, Placements and Partnerships:

Practice award recipients also reflected on their win:

Shoba Sookraj-Bahal, Homerton University Hospital - (Special Recognition for Nursing)

"It is indeed an honour to receive this award. Our students experience and wellbeing means a lot to us in practice and I try my best to ensure they have a good experience.

"Our students today are our workforce of tomorrow hence we pride ourselves in the support given for their learning and development."

Pam Luxon, Poppy Team, Enfield Community Midwifery Team, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

"That is wonderful news, we are delighted to hear that Poppy Team have received the award of Commended Placement of the Year.

"It makes us very happy to know that our students have had such a good experience that they have nominated the team that they worked with. We will aim to keep up the good work!"

"We appreciate that City University holds these awards – it’s lovely to receive such positive feedback from yourselves and the students."

Jane Cremer, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Imaging Diagnostic Department - (Commended Placement of the Year for Radiography)

"Thank you so much for this award which we are delighted to receive.  The City Radiography students at the Royal Free are a valuable part of our team and we are so  pleased to hear about that their positive experiences."

Olaide Akintomide, Appleby Health Centre, Newham Council - (Commended Placement of the Year for Nursing)

“Thank you very much for your kindness, indeed this is a great achievement,  recognising the community input in supporting Student’s learning and for the award given to myself and my colleagues working within the Appleby Health Visiting Team.
This great award will motivate and foster a positive environment for Practitioners and encourage us all to continue putting in our best practice.”

Full list of awardees

To view an award presentation click on the  link associated with the named awardee.


Award presentations delivered by Professor Debra Salmon Dean School of Health Sciences, City, University of London:


Award presentations delivered by Michelle Ellis, Strategic Practice Lead, Nursing & Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London:

Award presentation delivered by Judy Brook, Associate Dean Partnerships and Placements, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London:

Public health

Award presentations delivered by Judy Brook, Associate Dean, Partnerships and Placements, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London:


Award presentations delivered by Dr Soph Willis, Strategic Practice Lead and AHP, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London:

Speech and language therapy

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