Charlotte Cooper, health play specialist

Charlotte Cooper, health play specialist and team leader, is our July 2020 You Made A Difference award winner. Please see below a selection of the fantastic and positive comments received following her nomination for this award.

"Between January and April 2020, HPSET’s Registration Standards Committee assessed and approved 205 audit profiles, 27 of which were identified as having gone ‘above and beyond’ the requirements and nominated for the profession’s award for CPD Profile of the Year. Charlotte Cooper was one of the nominees for this award.
"The committee has commended Charlotte for producing an exceptional account of her professional development during the past year, which demonstrates her commitment to improving the quality of the play service provided to the children, young people, and their families in your Trust."

  - Tina Clegg, Chair of Trustees, HPSET (Healthcare Play Specialist Education Trust)

"Charlotte is the team leader for the team of health play specialists on the Proton Beam therapy department.
"She has held this position for the last 2 years, leading the team of 4 specialists who help facilitate the paediatric patients through their proton beam journey.
"The team is very adaptable and dynamic; working to ensure children can cope with the demands of their therapy. They’re a vital part of the radiotherapy multidisciplinary team preparing patients for both their scans and treatment through play and their knowledge of child development. They ensure the environment is friendly and welcoming and that all their individual needs are catered for and respected.
"Charlotte is a mum of 3 teenagers and an animal lover. She is very proud of her cocker spaniel George."

  - Caroline Bains, lead paediatric Nurse / advanced nurse practitioner, the proton beam therapy centre at The Christie