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The Bradford City CCG AGM was held on 18 September. It’s a chance to reflect on the past year and share our plans for the year ahead. Our AGM is open for patients and the public to attend and is a fantastic opportunity to meet the leaders and celebrate some of our local health and care heroes.

Our Healthcare Heroes are people who make a real difference to people in our local health and care system. Find out more about our 2018 heroes below:

Patient Experience Hero - Dominic Maddocks

This award recognises an individual in a GP practice who has improved patient experience.

The winner of this award has overcome difficulties in his own life to make a career working to improve the health of some of the most vulnerable patients. As a result of his work establishing links with other organisations and setting up weekly outreach meetings, the practice has been able to improve to improve its services for homeless patients.

Young Hero - Leadership Catalyst members

This award highlights the positive impact that children and young people are able to make when they volunteer, get involved or speak out.

This award was presented to a group of young people who took part in the Leadership Catalyst course. Over the past year they applied their learning to shape how services are developed and ensure a powerful voice for children and young people in Bradford is established.

Partnership Hero

This award category looked for people who see our health and care system as a whole and demonstrate leadership by building relationships across communities, organisations and sectors.

The shortlist:

Youth in Mind and Sharing Voices were nominated for their work with young people on mental wellbeing.  The service ensures young people have skilled support from youth workers, mentors, and VCS staff without needing to wait for a CAMHS referral.

Think LD is an initiative led by the CCGs quality team. It was been nominated for creating a campaign that is simple and effective, with the potential to make a big impact. Think LD aims to improve the way services adapt to and meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.

The winner:

Matt O’Connor is the CCGs Safeguarding Lead and was nominated as an inspirational leader who has collaborated across organisations to safeguard the most vulnerable in our society from abuse and neglect.

Primary Care Home Hero

This award was looking for people who are driving integration, championing the vision of primary care home (PCH) and bringing others on board with change.

The shortlist:

The Bradford Care Alliance team were nominated for their work in setting the foundations for the development of PCH across the two Bradford CCGs.

Kirsten Foster is the BTHFT representative and vice chair of PCH4. She was nominated because of her vast experience and passion for community development.


Louise Keighley, senior commissioning manager for the Bradford CCGs, was nominated for leading the working group, as well as being a passionate supporter of the PCH model from the start. 

Living Well Hero

This category recognises the people who lead by example and encourage others to improve their health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically.

The shortlist:

Anne-Marie, Qasim and Noreen from Picton, Clarendon and Bilton Practices were nominated together for being fantastic self-care and prevention champions in the City CCG area. They go above and beyond their practice manager roles by running regular self-care events in Girlington and reaching out to people in their local communities. 

Yasmin Hussain, healthcare assistant at Bilton Practice was nominated for going the extra mile when it comes to patient wellbeing and being the first to participate when it comes to self-care events. 


Abraham Khodadi is a pharmacist working in both community pharmacy and GP surgeries. He was nominated for the work he does to inspire, educate and empower people about everything health and pharmacy related through his YouTube channel. His videos promote self-care and health prevention in an easy to understand yet positive and supportive manner.

Practice Volunteering Hero

This award recognises the impact that volunteers can make in practices in a whole range of roles, from active PPG members to health champions.

The shortlist:

The PPG members at the Grange Medical Practice were nominated as a group for their engagement with the practice and their work as health champions. 

Jitendra Kumar Gupta is the chair of the PPG at Clarendon Manningham Medical Practice. He was nominated for his active and long-standing involvement as a volunteer, engaging with the local community to ensure their views are heard.

The winner:

Renata Dziama is vice-chair of the PPG at Dr Azam and partners practice. She was nominated for her ongoing commitment, support and hard work for the practice, particularly in supporting the Polish community to access healthcare.

Above and Beyond Hero

This award celebrates the member of staff, volunteers, or teams that go beyond the call of duty to deliver an ‘outstanding’ service for colleagues, providers or patients.

The shortlist:

Homma Abid works at the Bradford Moor Practice and was nominated for going above and beyond in her work when arranging flu vaccinations.

Noreen Rashid is the practice manager at Bilton Medical Centre and was nominated for her passion which shines through when assisting others.

Rejwan Malik is a Community Connector from HALE at the Picton Practice. He was nominated for his ever caring attitude and true commitment to his role.

Michelle McIlvenny is the Senior Receptionist at Peel Park Surgery, was nominated for her exceptional customer service skills and focus on patient satisfaction.

Helen Beaumont-Waters is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at the Kensington Partnership. She was nominated for her dedication, passion for patient care and support for colleagues.

The winner:

Asia Salim is a Volunteer Doula and was nominated for her infectious enthusiasm, being a great role model and for making a huge difference to families.

Nominations for the 2019 Healthcare Heroes usually open in summer. Look out for information on our news and events pages for details of how you can nominate somebody who you think has made a difference.

Details of the 2019 AGM, including details on how to book, are usually released in September on our events page. 

Find more ways to get involved here.

Take part in our engagement activities and consultations here.

Discover more details on what engagement work we are doing here.

Or find out how you are also helping us make a difference to improve health services here.