February’s Bank Worker of the Month Winners Announced

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We are delighted to announce the second group of winners of our recognition scheme, the ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award. The scheme recognises those 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, Registered Nurse and Specialist Nurse. In order to win an award, our workers must fulfil the following criteria:

•    Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the five sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is evaluated by the ward manager at the end of each of your shifts.
•    Cancelled no shifts for the month that they are being considered for.
•    Filled the highest shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.

The three deserving winners from February are:

Jeanette Prime, Care Support Worker at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:

“I was very proud to receive my award. I am a Care Support Worker at York Hospital and enjoy my job very much. It is very rewarding to know that I have been able to make a difference to the patients I treat and that this has been acknowledged by the people I work with.”

Bruce Bailey, Mental Health Practitioner at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust:

“It was a great surprise to hear I had won this award and judged to be Bank Worker of the Month. It was nice to know that the decision had been reached because of the validation submitted by my line managers at Southern Health. Everyone is doing great work here and the practitioners on the ground are constantly thinking of innovative ways to help the patients.”

Julie Burkitt, Registered Nurse at Stepping Hills A&E, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust:
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“I was surprised to receive this award but very pleased to have my commitment to Stepping Hills Accident and Emergency department recognised by my work colleagues. I have worked in A&E for 20 years and I have eight children to look after at home. Being a flexible worker enables me to enjoy a balance between home life and work life and I love being a part of NHS Professionals.”

It is our pleasure to congratulate this month’s winners of the award and we would also like to encourage all of our staff to continue the great work they do every day.

Meet our first Bank Worker of the Month winners!

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We are delighted to announce the first winners of our new recognition scheme, the ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award. The scheme recognises those 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, Registered Nurse and Specialist Nurse. In order to win an award, our workers must fulfil the following criteria:

• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the five sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is evaluated by the ward manager at the end of each of your shifts.
• Cancelled no shifts for the month that they are being considered for.
• Filled the highest shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.

The lucky winners from January are:

Isatu Kabba-Boima, Care Support Worker, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust

“I am happy to receive this award and it feels great that what I do on a daily basis has been recognised by those around me. Nothing gives me a greater feeling of satisfaction than providing great care for my patients but it is always nice to have your efforts acknowledged.”

Vanessa Lowe, Registered Nurse, Kent Community Health NHS Trust

“This award came as a complete surprise and it is a nice feeling to be recognised in this way. The services I work for, and with, always make me feel welcome and part of their team. It is good to feel mutually supported.”

Wendy Cahill, Specialist Nurse, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

“I was surprised but honoured to receive the nurse of the month award. I go to work and carry out my job to the best of my ability working with the team on Panda unit. I love doing my job and while I didn’t expect it to result in an award I am delighted to win.”

It is our pleasure to congratulate this month’s winners of the awards and we would also like to encourage all of our staff to continue the great work they do every day.

Those NHSP bank workers who have achieved consistently high levels of performance throughout the year will be invited to the Florence Nightingale Foundation Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey.

Could you be one of our first Bank Workers of the Month?

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We’re excited to launch our very own virtual awards, called Bank Worker of the Month!

The awards which will focus on recognising exceptional bank service from qualified and unqualified nursing staff, will be exclusive to fully registered members of NHSP:Bank (those who have undertaken the full bank registration process and who can work shifts at any of NHSPs client Trusts).

Winners will be nurses and care support workers who achieve excellent ratings for shift fill and cancellation alongside performance scores as given by ward managers, using our performance evaluation tool.

Three winners will be announced each month across each of the nursing staff types; registered nurse, care support worker and specialist nurse/midwife. These winners will each be presented with a certificate of recognition and Thank You card from a member of NHSPs Executive team.

Our first three January bank workers will be announced very soon, so check your emails for more information.

Thank you to everyone whose hard work and commitment delivers vital support to our client wards.

Good Luck!

N.B Unfortunately, not all of our client Trusts have adopted the performance evaluation tool and we are hopeful that they will. Only flexible workers at those Trusts that have adopted the evaluation tool can be included in this recognition scheme.

NHSP Bank Member Wins ‘Employee of the Month’

Huge congratulations to Cynthia Wilson, who was nominated by one of her patient’s relatives for the ‘Employee of the Month’ award at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Cynthia was working in the Children’s Emergency Department when nominated and was said to be calm, confident, efficient and highly effective.

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The patient’s mother has praised Cynthia saying “She took everything in her stride and when things started to get a bit more serious she calmed me down as a parent, didn’t make me feel like I was making a fuss and just made things happen. There were lots of nurses and doctors on the ward that day and out of all of them Cynthia stood out for me due to her professionalism, caring nature and communication skills.”

Well done Cynthia, we’re delighted to see you get the recognition you deserve.