Gloucester physio wins leadership award

A physiotherapist from Gloucester has won an award for her inspiring leadership and support.


Gloucestershire award winner Sarah Morton

Sarah Morton, professional head of adult physiotherapy at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, was named leader of the year at the trust’s ‘Celebrating You’ awards in May.

She was nominated by staff in recognition of her ability to provide professional support and guidance to physios in the trust’s integrated community teams, specialist services and musculoskeletal service.

Ms Morton told Frontline: ‘The physiotherapy team are exceptional and work collaboratively with all colleagues to provide the very best patient care.

‘A key part of my role is working closely with commissioners and other key stakeholders to emphasise the role that physiotherapy can increasingly play. I feel enormously proud of the work we do for our patients and proud to work with such committed, dynamic colleagues.’

Charlotte Tucker, physiotherapy professional lead for Gloucester and Stroud localities, described Ms Morton as an inspiring leader with a strong commitment to raising professional standards.

Ms Tucker told Frontline: ‘Her demeanour is quiet and calm, yet she has a huge impact. She networks across the organisation with ease, always sees the bigger picture, and inspires those around her to strive for quality and more effective working.

'She is very well respected at all levels and has raised our profile significantly within the trust, so that new roles are emerging – which is very exciting.’

Author: Robert Millett

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