Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been shortlisted in the HSJ Awards workforce category

Leeds

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recruits and trains 200 apprentices a year as a means of ensuring an engaged and competent workforce. The programme, which has been shortlisted for the HSJ Awards workforce category, is run in-house, in partnership with an external provider, in an innovative example of joint delivery with the private sector. The success of the programme means that the Trust has a home-grown, committed, flexible clinical support worker team.

The Trust is providing a route into training via the apprenticeship programme, but it has also taken people on who were struggling with long-term unemployment. It has increased flexibility as there are more people to carry-out basic tasks, therefore releasing more senior staff to concentrate on other areas of work as the service demands.

Congratulations on being shortlisted and good luck at the Awards Ceremony.

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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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