We are pleased to announce July’s winners of our recognition scheme, the ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award. The scheme recognises NHS Professionals’ flexible 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 or Healthcare assistant, Specialist Nurse and Registered 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 winners from July are:
Mark Heaton, Care Support Worker, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
“On a day to day basis I assist trained nurses in all aspects of care in the hospital but my role changes every shift because I work in all different wards, clinics and units. I’m very happy and flattered to be given this award… what do I need to do to get worker of the month for August?”
Kay Edwards, Specialist Nurse, Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“I am delighted to be awarded Bank Worker of the Month. It is nice to get such positive feedback for the work I do, this is such an unexpected reward. I would like to thank NHS Professionals and everyone else for their wonderful comments although, I feel I was just fulfilling my job role as expected by NHS Professionals.”
Janet Croucher, Registered Nurse, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
“I was extremely surprised and happy to receive July’s bank worker of the month award. I have been a qualified general staff nurse for 30 years, working in general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, elderly care, a minor injury’s nurse led unit and a community nurse. I have enjoyed this wide range of work experience thanks to many of my hard working colleagues and dedicated health care teams. At present, I work with a community hospital in Hampshire mostly covering elderly care rehabilitation, general medicine, surgery and a stroke unit. I am still pleased to say that I get great satisfaction in helping others to recover from ill health as quickly and as comfortably as possible.”
Congratulations to our July winners of the award and thank you to all of our workers for ensuring our patients receive the best care possible and being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.