It is a proud day for any employer when a member of your team is praised for their work by a member of the public. It is an even prouder day when a member of your team is recognised and honoured in a public display by fellow professionals for their efforts to the profession I have held dearly for the past 27 years.
With a great sense of pride I am delighted to announce that one of our dental nurse cadets took home an award at the recent regional Cadet Annual Award Ceremony held in Manchester this past week. Sarah Gorman was presented the award for being the best cadet from the Manchester Dental School for the 2012/2013 intake.
Having worked with myself, Tariq Drabu, and the other staff at the Langley Dental Practice
over the past 12 months. we are all truly humbled to have Sarah recognised for the outstanding thought and care that she clearly puts into all of her efforts at the practice.
I personally feel that such awards should also stand as a testament to other practicing nurses and dental experts in our medical profession. After all, it is nurses like Sarah that will be the next generation of staff that help deliver vital treatment for years to come. As medical practitioners, there is a certain level of expertise and care that the general public expect members of our profession to provide. If we are able to set and maintain a high standard of expectations amongst our practicing nurses and dental staff early on in their studies, then surely this will help maintain even higher standards for years to come. It is certainly food for thought.
In my many years I have heard quite a few horror stories from members of the public that have faced rude or brash staff at various hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. To me, this is simply unacceptable and it is staff like Sarah that gives me hope for the future.
Thank you for all your hard work over the past months, Sarah. It is truly appreciated!