The ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award recognises NHS Professionals’ flexible workers who provide excellent quality of care to patients, achieve high standards across our core values and meet the 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. There is an award for three categories; Care Support Worker or Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse and Registered Nurse. Every month each of the winners receives an iPad Mini as a thank you for all their hard work. In order to win this award the workers must fulfil the following criteria:
• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is completed by the ward manager at the end of each shift.
• Cancelled no shifts for that month.
• Filled the highest number of shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.
We are pleased to announce that October’s winners were:
Helen Le Peuple, Registered Nurse, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
“I’m a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) running clinics and assessing people who have mental health issues. It’s great to hear I am Bank Worker of the Month.”
Michael Welham-Daly, Care Support Worker, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
“I have been a care support worker for three to four months now and am really enjoying it. It’s nice not having to work 12 hour shifts and having the flexibility of choosing my hours. I spend my time engaging with the patients, running gym sessions, arts and crafts and community projects. It’s great to be awarded Bank Worker of the Month. It is really nice to be recognised and valued for the work I do.”
Carla Bennett, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Congratulations to all our October winners and thank you to all of our workers for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.