NHS boss nominated for award after four decades of dedication

An NHS boss has been nominated for a lifetime achievement award after four decades of working for the NHS.

Fiona Taylor is the chief executive of NHS South Sefton CCG and NHS Southport and Formby CCG and has worked for the health service since she was 17. She has been Chief Executive for nine years and has overseen the successful deployment of programs that supported the Covid-19 vaccination program.

During the pandemic, Fiona joined colleagues at one of her local vaccination centers run by GPs, volunteering her time as a vaccinator, playing her part in rolling out the largest vaccination program in history. With Fiona, the medication management team for both CCGs.

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The Acute Oncology team at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital have developed a brilliant mnemonic, SPINE, for their diligent specialists to ensure early diagnosis of patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC). Use of the mnemonic nearly tripled the number of suspected and confirmed cases of MSCC in C2 neck vertebrae.

The nominations came in from Southport MP Damien Moore for the 2022 NHS Parliamentary Awards. Fiona said: “It is an honor to be nominated by Mr Moore for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I’ve seen significant change in my 40 years of service to the NHS, and it’s great to see it getting better and better. COVID-19 was a huge challenge, but I’ve been affected by the way whose local Southport community has mobilized to support the NHS and the vulnerable in our society.

“The Southport NHS is blessed with truly inspiring, hardworking and caring people, and it is a privilege to continue to work alongside them. We will continue to work closely with Mr. Moore to ensure the people of Southport get the health care they support.

Damian Moore said: “The NHS is one of our country’s most loved institutions, and hardworking NHS staff like those I have named make it what it is today. The stories I hear from our Local health services in Southport make me extremely proud that our town attracts people eager to provide such fantastic care to our most vulnerable residents and others.

“NHS staff, volunteers and carers make a real difference in the lives of their patients, and I want to recognize these people and teams at this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards. Fiona in particular, I really enjoyed working with her. She is deeply caring and compassionate, and has a clear passion for improving patient care, reducing healthcare inequalities and driving positive change in the NHS, goals which I am proud we share. both.”

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