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HSJ announce the shortlisting’s for the HSJ Awards 2013

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NHS Professionals are proud sponsors of the Workforce category for the 2013 HSJ Awards.

A bit about the award
The changing nature of healthcare – where it is delivered, what is delivered, how it is measured – will require new skills and competencies in the workforce. Effective workforce development supports service delivery and ensures that staff are fit for purpose, with the right skills mix. Evidence shows that it is critical in driving up quality, while seeking to reduce costs. It involves growing the workforce via progression routes and career pathways and so retaining quality staff. The result is a more stable substantive workforce with reduced reliance on temporary staff, overtime and outsourcing. This in turn results in improved continuity and better patient care.

What the judges are looking for
This award is about recognising innovation in workforce development. Judges will be looking for new strategic approaches to workforce planning to improve quality and productivity. They will want to see organisations re-thinking roles, breaking down the traditional barriers to create an adaptable workforce that delivers quality and efficiency. They want to see initiatives that develop not just the existing workforce and its talents but look for new ways to bring people into the NHS, getting good people into hard-to-fill entry-level posts.

Congratulations to our following Client Trusts for being shortlisted for the Workforce category:

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Barts Health NHS Trust

Good luck!

For more information on the HSJ Awards please click here.

About nhspbank (303 Articles)
NHS Professionals manages the temporary staffing needs of around 66 NHS Trusts across England. An integral part of the NHS, it aims to reduce Trusts’ spending on flexible workers without compromising quality, by providing greater transparency of demand and supplying bank staff at the best possible rate. Its bank of more than 40,000 flexible workers comprises general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, admin/clerical , allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, support services among other healthcare professionals.

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