Dr Pete Calveley named 'Care Personality of the Year'

Dr Pete Calveley, Chief Executive at Barchester Healthcare, received an award at the National Care Awards on Friday 25th November for being one of the most well-known and influential personalities in the sector.

The news that he had been named ‘Care Personality of the Year’ came just a week after HealthInvestor announced Dr Pete Calveley was listed 4th in their ‘Power 50’ list of leaders in healthcare.

Dr Pete Calveley joined Barchester as its Chief Executive in 2014, bringing with him extensive knowledge and understanding of the care sector. He has steered the company through an exciting period of change, building on Barchester’s established reputation and driving further improvements to the quality of care in its homes and hospitals.

He is also an influential voice in the sector, making the case for a joined-up approach to health and social care services, and is a member of the Department of Health Forward Thinking Group. 

National Care Awards judges commented that: His role as CEO of one of the largest providers puts him centre of the debate with government and the public. Pete’s initiative in creating ‘Care Practitioners’ is at the forefront of dealing with the main issue facing the sector – ‘the recruitment crisis’.

2016 has been an award-winning year for Barchester with care home staff across the country sweeping up awards for the amazing work they do, including at the National Care Awards on Friday, where the two other awards won were Lifetime Achievement (Operations Manager, Benet Ormerod) and Resident Engagement (General Manager, Eleanor Wilson). Barchester's Dementia Team were runners up in the Guardian's Public Service Awards 2016 and finalists in the National Dementia Care Awards for the innovative work they have been doing in Barchester's Memory Lane Communities. 

The National Care Awards are organised by Caring Times and aim to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated excellence within their field of work.