Meet April’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 April’s winners are:

Julie-Anne Kent, Specialist Nurse, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
“My role is a Band 6 Midwife. I see women on their first antenatal appointment, which usually takes an hour or so. Carefully, I take note of their medical history and previous pregnancies, making all the relevant referrals to the consultants or midwives and arranging their screening and anomaly scans. On top of this, I do follow up clinics at GP practices and children’s centres seeing women later on in their pregnancy. Postnatal, I visit women in their homes and continue care with babies as well.

“I felt great about winning Bank Worker of the Month. It was unexpected as we rarely get feedback. I take my role very seriously and am honoured to receive this award. I have had a significant role in the same community team for a few years so it is even more important to be responsive and reliable.”

Gijo Koyikkara, Registered Nurse, Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Gijo Koyokkara
“I am both happy and honoured to receive the Bank Worker of the Month award. It is always nice to have your efforts acknowledged. I go to work and carry out my job to the best of my ability.”

Chika Adingupu, Care Support Worker, Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
“I am a Care Support Worker in mental health. On a day-to-day basis, I support the patients by engaging with them, discussing solutions and encouraging them to take part in activities. I am happy that I won this award and appreciate the recognition of my work by NHS Professionals. I also want to thank the fantastic team that I work with in the Trust. I owe a lot to them as I don’t ever work alone; I work as part of a team.”

Congratulations to all our April 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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