HSJ Awards 2014 – Meet the finalists for the Workforce Award


The HSJ Awards has announced the finalists of the Workforce category, which is proudly sponsored by NHS Professionals.

The winners of the 2014 HSJ Awards will be announced at a prestigious ceremony on 19 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The Workforce award is about recognising innovation in workforce development. Judges were looking for new strategic approaches to workforce planning to improve quality and productivity. They wanted to see organisations rethinking roles, breaking down the traditional barriers to create an adaptable workforce that delivers quality and efficiency. They wanted 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.

The judges have narrowed the Workforce category down to 11 entries; take a look at their profiles below to find out why they were nominated:

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (HEY) – Success through people

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust – Developing an effective workforce

Leicestershire Partnership Trust – Co-ordinated Community Health Services

Health Education England (HEE) with East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust (EKH) – Establishing hot ‘emergency-based’ & cold ‘ward-based’ teams to enhance the trainee experience, improving patient care at weekends

Health Education England – The Talent for Care Project

Health Education East Midlands – Responding to the workforce challenge, by equipping nurses for general practice

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Better Training and a new Clinical Quality Framework for Care Homes

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – NHS Apprentices: changing a workforce by raising aspiration and providing opportunity

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – Apprenticeships in care enhance patient experience, quality and safety and reduce costs.

Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber – Student nurse training in general practice – from idea to industrialisation

Good luck to all of the finalists!

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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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