Meet January’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 January’s winners were:

Tania Sofia Reis Goncalves, Specialist Nurse, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Tania Goncalves PAH

“At the moment I work night shifts as a Registered Specialist Nurse. I am very happy with this award and I would like to thank NHS Professionals for their support. I am delighted with my prize and would encourage others to work hard to be recognised as I have.”

Ayoob Kinoo, Registered Nurse, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Ayoob Kino

“I work as a Community Mental Health Nurse and I mainly deliver home treatment and care in the community, which I think is really important. I was absolutely delighted to find out that I was Bank Worker of the Month. It is so nice to be recognised for all my hard work. All my colleagues were really happy for me and agreed that I deserved it. Having said this, I didn’t expect to win it because even though I do always work my hardest and never cancel any shifts, I didn’t think that I had done anything differently this month. It is a great privilege and it has definitely motivated me to keep working hard and deliver high quality care to all my patients.”

Yahia Begdouche, Care Support Worker, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


“I’m a Care Support Worker and I work in different areas. I help with basic and personal patient care. I really enjoy being a Care Support Worker and I was really pleased when I found out I was Bank Worker of the Month. It is really nice to be appreciated for the work that I do. NHS Professionals is always very supportive and I would like to thank them for this recognition.”

Congratulations to all our January 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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