College Finalist at Health & Care Awards

18th October 2018 4:42pm - Return to press releases

College Finalist at Health & Care Awards

The College's Health and Care team, which operate the Bridlington Medical, Health & Social Care Academy were finalists at the Hull Daily Mail Health & Care Awards, which took place on Thursday 18th October 2018 at Willerby Manor Hotel in Hull.  In particular, health and care placement coordinator Rachel Foot was honoured for her work on the Academy.

It was a spectacular event, with health care providers from across the region awarded special recognition for their contributions to the sector.  The main headline sponsor was the Clinical Commissioning Group. 


The College were finalists for the Health Partnership of the Year Award.  The College, and in particular Rachel Foot, was recognised for working with a range of health and social care providers, including NHS providers such as local GPs and the Humber Foundation Trust, alongside the University of Hull and East Riding Social Services to establish Bridlington's Medical, Health and Social Care Academy.  The innovative project inspires people to follow a career in health and social care and sets them up to be in a position to meet the future skills needs of the sector in the region.  The partnership was established in September 2017, with the support of the Lord Feoffees of Bridlington, and provides students from East Riding College and Bridlington schools with the opportunity to attend specialist seminars, access coaching and mentoring and network with healthcare professionals.  The College has built upon the partnership by successfully bidding for funding to establish a dedicated Clinical Skills Centre at its Bridlington campus to help students practice practical clinical skills and prepare them for working in a health care setting. 

The partnership requires commitment from all partners and Rachel has worked tirelessly in her role to draw the partnership together.  She said, "It was a very glitzy event with a speech from Dr Dan Roper of the CCG and Dr Phil Hammond gave an hilarious speech before the presentations.  It was an honour to be a finalist for Health Partnership of the Year but what we're most delighted about is having the opportunity to impact on the ambitions of people who want to join our sector and pursue a challenging career in health and social care."