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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

BSMHFT nurse recognised in Birmingham Mail’s Pride of Nursing campaign

Lyn Smith, a CPN at Longbridge Health and Community Centre is one of forty nurses who have been nominated as ‘outstanding’ in the Birmingham Mail’s Pride of Nursing campaign.

The Pride of Nursing Awards recognises a nurse or nursing team working in the West Midlands for their outstanding care.
Lyn was nominated by a service user who praised her, and also the Longbridge team:

“Lyn has supported me for some time now. I could not be without her at times. Nothing is too much for her, if I can't sort things, Lyn will do whatever she can to help, i.e. advice, support for appointments, if needed home visits.

Lyn makes me feel like a very valued patient and listens, advises and takes action if needed. She is always on time, on the other end of the phone. The whole team at Longbridge centre are very helpful from reception to consultants.”

Sue Hartley, Executive Director of Nursing, said: “I was delighted to hear of Lyn’s nomination for Birmingham Pride of Nursing Awards. It is extra special as she was nominated by one of her service users who has benefited from her care and compassion, and values her support very much.  We are committed to living the values of the 6Cs of nursing in our Trust – care, compassion, commitment, competence, communication and courage – and Lyn is a great example of how we do this in practice.”

Lyn said: "I was really pleased to have been put forward for this award. It's lovely that people appreciate the work that you do, but I do feel that this award is for the whole team."

To celebrate her achievement Lyn attended a reception at the REP theatre, where all of the outstanding nurses received a certificate and a specially designed pin badge to wear on their uniforms.

Lyn Smith