BHBN Hospital Radio is proud to announce it has received five nominations for the national Hospital Radio Awards!

The nominations were announced by Hospital Broadcasting Association Patron, and former member of the network, Alan Dedicoat, on New Year’s Day.

The network’s coverage of the epic Queen Elizabeth Charities’ 5K Memory Walk is nominated for Special Event of the Year.

Penny-Jane Bourne and Phillip Stoneman will hope to go one better than Emma Boydell, who scooped Silver for Best Newcomer at the 2017 awards. Emma Boydell in turn will hope to bring home another award, nominated for Best Female.

And to top it all off, the station has been nominated for Station of the Year 2018, awarded to stations that showcase “the very best of hospital radio”.

Phillip Stoneman, 23, from Edgbaston, said:

It’s an honour to be recognised after nearly two years at the network. I’ve gone from helping out around the sports team to presenting, commentating,  co-editing its magazines and joining its Board of Directors. I love helping to provide a service for patients – and look forward to serving Birmingham’s hospitals in the years to come!

The Hospital Broadcasting Association’s Hospital Radio Awards will be announced in Windsor, in late March 2018 at a gala evening. Judges include NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens, Alan Dedicoat and health and media professionals from around the country.

You can read more about the event and the full list of nominations at,

Philippa Clarkin joined BHBN in December 2017 as our roving reporter.

She gets to go out and about to meet interesting people and find out what they’re up to!
Philippa is a full time Mum to toddler twins, however before they came along she had a busy career in broadcasting and communications.

She started reading the news on Manchester’s Key 103 as well as covering breaking news and sport stories.  From there she moved in to television where she spent ten years working as a reporter and presenter for ITV.  She then became a communications adviser to government Ministers at the
Energy and Climate Change department before moving to the consumer organisation Which?. 

Over the course of her career, Philippa has interviewed some famous faces and big names including former US Vice President Al Gore, former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major and three of the Spice Girls (Posh and Scary have eluded her…so far!). 

Her claim to fame is that she was once in a pantomime with the singer Sam Smith!

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