24 Nov 2022

Best of luck to members of the Northern Ireland Dietetic workforce who are up for awards at today’s Advancing Healthcare Awards Northern Ireland ceremony.

The Advancing Healthcare Awards recognise and celebrate the work of allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and those who work alongside them in support roles, leading innovative healthcare practice across the UK.

Dietitians Lucy Hull and Monique Kritzinger from Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Siobhan McCaffrey from Western Health and Social Care Trust, and Elizabeth Armstrong from Northern Health & Social Care Trust have been shortlisted in the Outstanding Leadership Category in the Advancing Healthcare Awards Northern Ireland 2022, for their work on Dietitian-led ordering of oral nutrition supplements for care home residents.

The project was supported by collaborative working involving a number of agencies including the Strategic Performance and Planning group at the Department of Health.

The project demonstrated positive outcomes for patients, care homes, GPs, community pharmacy, dietitians and an economic benefit to Health and Social Care (HSC).  

Dietetic Assistant Practitioner Ellen Robinson, Northern Health & Social Care Trust has also been shortlisted for an Award in Excellence in a Support Role, while Dietitian Ellen Moore, Northern Health & Social Care Trust, has been shortlisted for a Rising Star Award.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony taking place today at Stormont Hotel, Belfast (24 November).

If you or any of your dietetic colleagues have been shortlisted for or have won awards, please let us know. We want to celebrate all your achievements with our other members and encourage celebration of achievements in the dietetic industry.

Don’t forget if you are based in England, you can still nominate yourself for an Advancing Healthcare Award too.