For a number of years, RSPH has formally recognised learners who achieved the highest score for their qualification.
For 2018, the awards were expanded to include centres, tutors and learners taking qualifications that are not assessed by an examination. They were also renamed collectively as the Hygeia Awards after the Greek goddess of health and wellbeing.
Winning a Hygeia Award is recognition of outstanding achievement. Past winners have used their award to increase their employment prospects, while recognition from peers in the workplace has also proved invaluable.
The 2018 winners were announced at the Hygeia Awards 2018 on Thursday 13 September at 28 Portland Place in London. The winners were presented with their trophies by broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky.
- Centre of Excellence Award - Le Cordon Bleu and Rentokil-Initial
- Excellence in Learner Support Award - Michelle Dyoss (centre: Selph Consultancy)
- Food Safety Award - Lynne-Anne Allinson (centre: Verner-Wheelock)
- HACCP Award - Juliette Jahaj (centre: Campden BRI)
- Health Improvement Award - Peter Thurston (centre: Norfolk LPC)
- Heggie Award - Emily Daniels (centre: North Tees NHS Trust)
- Pest Management Award - Patrick Poore (centre: BPCA)
- Young Health Champions Award - Joseph Roberts (centre: Wigan Council Start Well) and Jessica Tunks (centre: Health talks)