Meet our first Bank Worker of the Month winners!

We are delighted to announce the first winners of our new recognition scheme, the ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award. The scheme recognises those workers who provide excellent quality of care to patients, achieve high standards across our core values and meet the 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. There is an award for three categories; Care Support Worker, Registered Nurse and Specialist Nurse. In order to win an award, our workers must fulfil the following criteria:

• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the five sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is evaluated by the ward manager at the end of each of your shifts.
• Cancelled no shifts for the month that they are being considered for.
• Filled the highest shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.

The lucky winners from January are:

Isatu Kabba-Boima, Care Support Worker, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust

“I am happy to receive this award and it feels great that what I do on a daily basis has been recognised by those around me. Nothing gives me a greater feeling of satisfaction than providing great care for my patients but it is always nice to have your efforts acknowledged.”

Vanessa Lowe, Registered Nurse, Kent Community Health NHS Trust

“This award came as a complete surprise and it is a nice feeling to be recognised in this way. The services I work for, and with, always make me feel welcome and part of their team. It is good to feel mutually supported.”

Wendy Cahill, Specialist Nurse, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

“I was surprised but honoured to receive the nurse of the month award. I go to work and carry out my job to the best of my ability working with the team on Panda unit. I love doing my job and while I didn’t expect it to result in an award I am delighted to win.”

It is our pleasure to congratulate this month’s winners of the awards and we would also like to encourage all of our staff to continue the great work they do every day.

Those NHSP bank workers who have achieved consistently high levels of performance throughout the year will be invited to the Florence Nightingale Foundation Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey.

About the author

NHS Professionals administrator

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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