Giving Voice Awards 2012

The second Giving Voice Awards took place at the Church House Conference Centre in London on 27 November. The awards celebrate the creativity, commitment and achievements of speech and language therapy champions across the UK. Highlighting how speech and language therapy transform lives.

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With nominees shortlisted, votes cast and an audience on tender hooks our patron, HRH Sophie Garner performs live at the awardsThe Countess of Wessex took centre stage and announced many of this year’s winners. It was a glitzy afternoon affair which brought together health professionals, students, serviceusers, RCSLT members, trustees and politicians. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. A list of all the categories and winners can be found below:

Giving Voice Awards categories and winners.

UK-Wide Team Winner – Derbyshire Community Health Services Giving Voice Team
UK-Wide Team Runner Up – NHS Border Speech and Language Therapy Giving Voice Team
Student Group winners – Leeds Metropolitan University Speech and Language Therapy Student Group
Newly Qualified Practitioner – Julie Anne Carr
Social Media Campaigner – Charis Bond and Jenny Hirst
Outstanding Contribution to Speech and Language Therapy – Jane Norton
First Partner Organisation Award – North East Trust for Aphasia
Second Partner Organisation Award – Her Majesty’s Young Offender’s Institution Polmont
Third Partnership Award – The Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland
Celebrity Ambassador of the Year – Lee Ridley
Service User Champions Award -Vista Healthcare “Communication Rocks” Choir
Politician of the Year Award – John McCallister MLA
Journalist of the Year Award – Jeremy Laurance
Innovation Award – Speech and Language Therapy Students of Queen Margaret University Edinburgh.

RCSLT Honours categories and winners:

RCSLT Fellowships – Judi Hibberd, Margaret Freeman, Dr Sue Pownall, Willie Botterill
Assistant of the Year – Fiona McNaughton-Jones

Sternberg Awards
- Dr Christina McKean, Dr Sean Pert and Dr Carol Stow for developing ‘Building Early Sentences Therapy’ (BEST). 
- Nabiah Sohail for her instrumental work for developing and implementing the Hackney Packages Outcomes Document.

Honorary Fellowships
– Dr Chris Donlan
- Professor Bill Wells
- Lord David Ramsbotham

Our campaign is active throughout the year, so please let us know about your local Giving Voice activities by using the Reporting Activities Survey. It’s an important device for monitoring the impact across the UK.

Read about the Giving Voice Awards 2011