Trust’s HR&OD Team scoop regional award

Date: 12 March 2018

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Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s Human Resources and Organisational Development Team have been crowned ‘HR Team of the Year’ at the Kent Chartered Institute of Personnel Development’s (CIPD) annual awards.

The award is aimed at teams that demonstrate genuine strategic status within their organisation. Following the appointment of a new leadership team, the HR&OD Team set about focussing on five key objectives aimed at addressing workforce challenges at the Trust with significant success.

One objective, focussed on reducing the number of agency staff used at the Trust, achieved a cost saving of more than £8m and has led to more permanent staff joining the Trust. We are pleased to say that we are making progress with filling our nursing vacancies, with more nurses joining the Trust each month than leaving.

James Devine, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of HR&OD at Medway NHS Foundation Trust commented:

“I am thrilled that the CIPD have recognised us as this year’s HR Team of the year.

“I am very proud of what the team has achieved over the last 12 months. Their resilience, integrity and commitment have resulted in significant and tangible improvements in the quality, safety and speed of what we do.

''We have reduced our spend on agency, have more nurses today than we did 12 months ago, made good progress on redesigning clinical roles and commenced the work on achieving the best culture at the hospital.

“In achieving this, we are grateful for the support we’ve had from teams across the hospital, and our partner organisations. 

“We know that we have more to do, but this award confirms we are on the right road to address the workforce challenges.”

If you are interested in joining Team Medway, you can find out more at www.medway.nhs.uk/work-for-us/

  • Summary:

    Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s Human Resources and Organisational Development Team have been crowned ‘HR Team of the Year’ at the Kent Chartered Institute of Personnel Development’s (CIPD) annual awards.