The Trust and its Professional Advisory Committee continue to seek to manage its financial resources effectively, and to use them through a system of bursaries in a way which reflects the current professional environment, whilst remaining true to the original goals of the MacQueen Bequest.
The 2011 MacQueen Award of £3,000 for Excellence in Practice went to Amanda Corr, School Nurse employed as family intervention nurse at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS. Her project was: Health Needs of Prisoners Families Engaged with the Family Intervention Project.
The 2011 Travel Bursary of £1,000 for Public Health Activities Overseas was awarded to Elizabeth Staples, a Health Visitor from the North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust. Elizabeth’s project was Raising the accessibility of basic medical care to the community of Kyoga village, Uganda, by constructing a Medical Centre and giving health related English lessons to the schools parents.
The 2011 Poster Competition was judged at the annual Professional Conference. Both the categories received awards of £100.
Practice Poster: Judy More, Paediatric Dietitian, and a member of the Infant and Toddler Forum. The poster was Evidence Based Portion Sizes for 1-3 Years
Research Poster: Toity Deave & team based at the University of the West of England. The poster was on the topic of Updating Home Safety Messages for Healthcare Professionals.
The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) administers the MacQueen Awards on behalf of the Trust through the processes of advertising, interview, and selection. PAC also undertakes regular reviews of its practices, and offers support to past winners in attempts to publish the results of their work. The Trustees are extremely appreciative of the work of PAC.
Administration of the Trust. The inspected accounts and financial report for 1.1.2011 – 31.12.2011 will be presented by our Hon. Treasurer. The Trustees continue to endeavour to effectively manage the Trust’s funds, and to constrain the administrative costs related to the MacQueen Awards. The Trust is most grateful for the support given by Unite and its officers.
I must pay tribute two major figures on the Trust. Jane Dauncey resigned after 10 years as Trustee and 7 as Chair. Her sense of vision, skills and professional knowledge steered the Trust to a new sense of relevance to the profession. Vina Mayor is stepping down from the Trustees in November. Vina brought a real sense of academic rigour to the work of both the Trustees and PAC. The commitment of Jane and Vina leaves a real legacy.
Trustee and PAC Members at 31st December 2011
John White (Chair)
Judy Conn (Vice Chair)
Barbara Stear (Hon Treasurer)
Deborah Bone (Hon Secretary)
Dr Vina Mayor
Jill Carter (minutes Secretary)
Kitty Lamb (Chair)
Dr. Vina Mayor (Joint Sec)
Linda Kenward (Joint Sec)
Dr. Karen Whitaker
John White (Chair)