Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust has been shortlisted in the workforce category at this year’s HSJ Awards, taking place on 19th November, for developing an effective workforce.
Through the use of workforce transformation, over the last two years Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust has delivered £15.7m in recurrent savings, increased its appraisal and mandatory training completion rates and provided increased clinical activity while maintaining high quality standards. They have built strong sustainable partnerships with other care providers and have successfully redeployed over 150 displaced members of staff into new roles.
Earlier this year the Trust formed a partnership with NHS Professionals to deliver its temporary workforce needs. They anticipate that this new arrangement will deliver a reduction on Bank and Agency spend and an improvement in the quality of flexible workers provided through NHS Professionals.
The Trust has designed and implemented an innovative and sustainable young apprenticeship scheme (16-24), which successfully provides an excellent training and experience programme in a wide variety of services and educational frameworks. Of the 90 people who have completed the training, over 59% have gone on to secure further employment within the Trust or have progressed to further study, including nurse training. The Trust has also invested in its more senior staff, with 108 completing a comprehensive Team Leader Development Programme.
Congratulations on being shortlisted and good luck at the Awards Ceremony.