Extended scope practitioner Sandra Jepson said it was a lovely surprise to win the patient choice award at George Eliot NHS Trust’s first Team Eliot awards for staff in April.
Sandra Jepson (right) receiving her award from George Eliot Hospital therapy services lead Alison Grant
Ms Jepson has led the spinal care musculoskeletal outpatients department at the Nuneaton hospital since August last year and has practised at the hospital since 1989.
She was nominated by a patient for getting them back on his feet after an operation and able to play with his son again.
‘We are in the job to help our patients and it is very satisfying to know that you have helped changed someone’s life,’ she said.
‘Our trust are trying to show that we are valued and so it’s a positive thing to celebrate some of the good work that happens.
‘What I liked was that the vote had come from a patient. You feel like you are doing a worthwhile job.’
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