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
For more information on the HSJ Awards please click here.