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Berkshire Healthcare Nurse runner up in the National Rising Star Nursing Award 2022

 Senior Mental Health Practitioner Nicky Rogers

We are proud to announce that Senior Mental Health Practitioner Nicky Rogers, is a runner up in the Good Governance Institute (GGI) National Rising Star Nursing Award 2022. Launched in 2021, the award celebrates UK nurses who are seen as rising stars - showing passion and care for patients, with a focus on the best outcomes for citizens.

With over 150 nominations nationwide, it is a tremendous achievement for Nicky to be just one of four runners up. Nominated by Interim Deputy Director of Nursing, Sue McLaughlin, Nurse Consultant, Dr Reuban Pearse and Service Manager, Daren Bailey, Nicky has been at the Trust for nearly 30 years, and it is at Berkshire Healthcare where she first started her nurse training. She has worked within the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) for the past 3 years. The CRHTT team helps people suffering from acute mental health problems or crises, providing individuals with a safe and effective home assessment. Patients are either referred to the service by their local GP or Community Mental Health Team. For individuals who need urgent help, but it’s not an emergency, they can call the Mental Health Crisis Team on its crisis line.

The online awards ceremony, attended by over 140 people, was hosted by Dame Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England, and Dame Julie Moore, who has held several non-executive positions within the healthcare sector since her retirement from the NHS in 2018. During the awards ceremony, Nicky shared what nursing means to her, “To me nursing means so much. Most importantly, I want anyone who calls the crisis line, to feel immediately cared for, listened to, valued, and have their hand verbally held all the way through a crisis and towards some hope. I love my job; every day I feel I am the lucky one-to be able to help people through desperation and find a way forward is the best job in the world.”