2018 FHT Excellence Awards

 - Information about the 2019 FHT Excellence Awards will be available on Thursday 25 April - 

The FHT is delighted to announce the winners for its prestigious 2018 FHT Excellence Awards, which showcase how professional therapy practitioners and trainers are making a difference to those living and working in their local community.

Complementary Therapist of the Year

Winner: Jane Sheehan
For developing a new delivery model for a complementary therapy service within an NHS palliative care unit.

Highly Commended: Kelly De Souza, Marc Johnson, Julie McCullough

Finalists: Robert Sylvester Coleman, Julie Crossman, Jackie Grimley, Nicolle Mitchell

Sports Therapist of the Year

Winner: Nefeli Tsiouti
For her work in helping to improve health and reduce injuries in dancers, professional artists and other movers.

Finalists: Sheree Phelps, Sophie Vowden

FHT Local Support Group Coordinator or the Year

Winner: Alison Brown
For sharing the content of her group meetings via a number of online platforms for therapists unable to attend in person.

Finalist: Kim Newman-Clark

FHT Student of the Year

Winner: Brian Jauncey
For his inspirational story of retraining as a complementary therapist following his first-hand experience of using therapies for a back injury.

Finalist: Teresa Elliott

FHT Tutor of the Year

Winner: Gwyn Featonby
For her work in developing the first NHS approved therapy training school and a unique NHS Certificate in Complementary Therapies.

Highly Commended: Dawn Morse

Finalists: Maureen Bonner, Sharon Mountford, Jane Sheehan


Read more about our 2018 FHT Excellence Awards winners in our special winners guide.

This year, the FHT Excellence Awards were held at our 2018 FHT Conference, a special one-day event exploring some of the challenges and opportunities for the successful integration of complementary therapies into mainstream care. 

Learn more about the 2018 FHT Conference