Priory director named as finalist for Nurse Manager of the Year award

  • Sarah Mann reached the finals of the Nursing Times’ Workforce Awards, in the ‘Nurse Manager of the Year’ category
  • The awards recognise innovation and leadership in nursing
  • Sarah “very proud and humbled to have been nominated
  • Priory CEO Rebekah Cresswell says Sarah is “inspirational”

A Priory director reached the finals of a prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates the best in nursing and nurse management.

Priory Adult Care’s Director of Quality, Sarah Mann, was shortlisted for Nurse Manager of the Year at the Nursing Times’ Workforce Awards 2021. The awards bring together the brightest talent in workforce planning, and recognise those making a difference in recruitment, staff retention, wellbeing and inclusion.

The Nurse Manager of the Year category is hotly contested and designed to recognise an exceptional nurse team leader, in the NHS or independent sector, who demonstrates commitment to nurturing and supporting their staff. It is judged on innovation, the impact of the individual’s efforts to improve supportive staff cultures, and leadership.

Sarah Mann joined Priory in 2015, and moved to the Adult Care division in 2017. She says; “I am very proud and humbled to have been nominated, and really touched that people have taken time to do this. Ultimately I would not be where I am without the support of a great team.”

Sarah is clear what makes for success in nursing; “You need a passion for what you do and also a desire to achieve the absolute best outcomes for the people we support. You need to have the right values and of course a great team that share these goals and beliefs.”

Welcoming Sarah’s shortlisting for the award, Priory CEO Rebekah Cresswell said; “Sarah inspires hundreds of people, and she’s tenacious in upholding high standards of nursing care, coaching and supporting nursing teams. She is amazing. Thank you for all you do for us and the profession of nursing.

The 2021 award was won by Kim Hogg, from Spectrum Community Health CIC (Community Interest Company).



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About Priory and MEDIAN

Priory is the UK’s leading independent provider of mental health services. We treat more than 70 conditions, including depression, anxiety, addictions and eating disorders, as well as children’s mental health, across our nationwide network of sites. We also support autistic adults and adults with a learning disability, Prader-Willi Syndrome and brain injuries, as well as older people, within our specialist residential care and supported living facilities – helping as many people as possible to live their lives.

Priory is part of the MEDIAN Group, one of Europe’s leading providers of high quality mental health and rehabilitation services. The MEDIAN Group comprises 290 facilities with 5,000 beds caring for 28,000 people in the UK, 120 facilities with 20,000 beds caring for around 250,000 patients in Germany, and 15 facilities with 2,000 beds caring for 13,000 people in Spain, with more than 29,000 employees overall.

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