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21 October 2021

Alex Larkin wins the Public Health Champion Award at CAHPO Awards

Alex Cahpo award

The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) awards is a unique opportunity for allied health professionals (AHPs) to receive recognition for their personal contributions towards delivery of exceptional care for patients. The awards promote adoption and dissemination of good practice being delivered by nominated AHPs, and gives teams the chance to review their work and look at the impact they have made to services. On the 14th October, Alex Larkin, Advanced Practitioner Dietitian in the West Essex Community Learning Disability Team won the Public Health Champion Award, which recognises an AHP team or individual who has delivered service improvements which benefit population health and wellbeing and/or reduced health inequalities.

Essex Learning Disability Services are Highly Commended at the Positive Practice Mental Health Awards


In other award news, Essex Learning Disability Partnership were highly commended at the Positive Practice Mental Health Awards in the Learning Disability category. The Positive Practice MH Collaborative is a user led multi agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCG’s, Police Forces, third sector providers, front line charities and service user groups.

Recognition from the Faculty of Intellectual Disability, Royal College of Psychiatrists national conference.

Once again Essex Learning Disability Services had a strong presence at the Royal College of Psychiatrists national conference with four submissions from us out of a total 29 nationally. Two of our submissions were shortlisted in the top five, winning first prize for the third time running and second prize in another category. Our prize winning work involved the development of a screening tool for ADHD in people who have an intellectual disability and for monitoring the physical health outcomes for people with intellectual disability on psychotropic medications through an enhanced physical health clinic.