North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in the HSJ Awards workforce category


North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust apprenticeship programme, which has been shortlisted for this year’s HSJ Awards workforce category, is designed to help them fill unqualified posts and since 2009 has provided a team who better understand their role and their culture, and has furthered their knowledge and skills to fulfil their role.

The scheme is a part of their wider staff development and career progression, providing a platform on which to learn, train and develop through their nursing bands. To date, all of their apprentices since 2009 have completed their initial training and either moved to nurse education or fulfilled the role of a Health Care Assistant in our clinical areas.

Since the introduction of the programme, the Trust has seen significant improvement in continuity of care and reduction in temporary staffing costs. Furthermore, to ensure that quality of patient care has been maintained and improved through the programme, robust audit tools were implemented along with the Trust’s monthly Patient Experience, Quality and Safety (PEQS) review, carried out by the Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing and Senior Clinical Nurses from all directorates.

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

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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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