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The 2014 Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing

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The annual Bevan Prize for Health and Well-being was awarded on Tuesday 15th July in Portcullis House, Westminster to celebrate one individual and organisation who have made an outstanding contribution to health and well-being in their field in the past year.

The evening was enjoyed by all, with a great deal of support for the Prize and its values. Each of the winners spoke very movingly about their work and how much winning the Prize meant to them. 

The Bevan Foundation in association with the Aneurin Bevan Society are delighted to announce the prize winners of the 2014 Bevan Prize for Health and Well-being.

Prize Winners

Individual Prize: Susan Semple

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Susan Semple (left) with Hannah Pudner, Open University

The winner of the individual prize was Susan Semple. Susan is the health care co-ordinator for the single homeless with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Susan’s work aims to assist single homeless people to enhance their own health, through innovative nurse-led initiatives in hostels – one to one clinics promoting holistic approaches to health needs and care. This includes a screening and immunisation service and the development of care plans.  

The judges particularly commended Susan for achieving exceptionally high rates of GP and dentist registration for homeless people.  





The short-listed nominees were: 

  • Professor Bimal Bhowmick, Consultant physician care of the elderly, Powys Teaching Hospital Board.
  • Dr. Melanie Bruce, clinical psychologist in the NHS who is setting up a ground breaking new service in Norfolk.
  • Professor Iain Hutchison, oral and maxillofacial surgeon specialising in head and neck cancer resection and reconstruction in London.
  • Carl Smith, Duty Operations Manager in West Norfolk, working for East of England NHS Ambulance Service Trust. 


Organisation Prize: Nutrition Skills for Life   

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The Nutrition Skills for Life team

The winner of the organisation prize was Nutrition Skills for Life. Nutrition Skills for Life is an all Wales service developed and delivered by Dieticians working within the NHS providing training and support to enable staff from health, social care and third sector organisations, formed following increased demand for nutritional training. 





The short-listed nominees were:

  • Manor and Castle Development Trust, who engage with the community and provide whole family approaches to tackle root causes of ill health and the worst effects of poverty.
  • Saving Faces, the leading research organisation on the prevention and treatment of disorders affecting the mouth and face.
  • Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support, a local charity based in South Yorkshire that offers support to those affected by dementia.
  • The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, a self-funding organisation based in the School of Psychology at Bangor University.


Lifetime Contribution: Professor Dame Carol Black  

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Professor Dame Carol Black (right) with Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaf


The winner of the Lifetime Contribution prize was presented to Professor Dame Carol Black for her outstanding career and contributions to Health in the UK through building and promoting the public and policy position on the positive relationship between work and health.


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