Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (HEY) has been shortlisted in the workforce category at this year’s HSJ Awards, taking place on 19th November, for its Great Leaders programme which has been developed in response to the voice of its staff, who told them they wanted fair, consistent and inspirational leaders to support them in the ever changing landscape of the NHS.
Over 250 senior and frontline managers are taking part. Breakthrough results from the programme include the development of a seven day occupational therapy service.
A key strand of the Trusts staff engagement programme is the Pioneer Teams – an engagement approach to enabling staff at the frontline to deliver improvements to care and services with support from the senior leadership team. Every 12 weeks they launch another wave of ten Pioneer Teams who are encouraged to create a vision for improvement, engage with colleagues and work together to design solutions to their issues.
As a result of the Trust’s workforce planning, they have developed new clinical roles including the physician associate in view of the reduction in junior doctors and the changing needs of certain specialties. The Trust has established four roles in critical care and eight covering neurology, orthopaedics and plastics. In 2013, the Trust launched its Apprenticeship Strategy, which will see 90 apprentices being employed with HEY over the next two years. They have already seen many successes, including the Apprentice of the Year Yorkshire and Humber 2014. The Trust is seeking to expand the apprenticeship programme in occupational therapy, pathology and the mortuary who have roles that are difficult to fill.
Congratulations on being shortlisted and good luck at the Awards Ceremony.