Meet December’s Bank Workers of the Month


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 December’s winners were:

Katie Cooper, Specialist Nurse, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Katie Cooper“I am absolutely delighted to receive this award. I love my job and feel very honoured that my colleagues have recognised my efforts. Thank you once again.”

Grace Kahwa, Healthcare Assistant, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Grace Kahwa“My role is to provide high-quality dignified care to my patients while respecting their wishes. I try to make patient life as comfortable as it can be whilst in hospital, because usually they will be missing their homes and families. Where necessary, I assist patients with their personal care and nutritional needs. I also monitor their temperature and blood pressure, letting the nurse know if there is any deviation from their usual readings.

“I am very grateful to NHS Professionals for this honour and appreciate that all our hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. I feel very proud to be a part of a great team and would like to thank all the staff who have been very supportive both in the offices and on-site. I would especially like to thank my Liaison Coordinator, Devy Patel, for giving me an opportunity to work with NHS Professionals.

“I am really pleased and look forward to working harder and continuing to set a good example as a Bank Worker. Thanks once again.”

Jonathan Moyo, Care Support Worker, Southern health NHS Foundation Trust

Congratulations to all our December 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.

About the author

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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