HPMA Excellence awards
We were delighted to have won a national award at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Excellence Awards, held on 7th June, in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) careers category for Working Smarter.
These awards recognise and reward outstanding work in healthcare human resource management.
We won the award for our radical approach to reducing our reliance on expensive medical agencies and dramatically improving the systems for utilising medical bank staff. Achievements were made through improved governance with the introduction of the Medical Workforce Strategy and Scrutiny group led by our Medical Director, through senior medical leaders taking personal accountability for medical staffing spend, and challenging the status quo in a positive way.
SAMS shortlisted for HSJ Value award
Earlier in June, members of our Senior Adult Medical Services (SAMS) team attended the prestigious HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards.
We were shortlisted in the ‘Improving value in the care of frail older patients’ category’ for our achievements in reducing the length of stay for patients over the age of 75. Whilst we didn’t win the award, being shortlisted is a great achievement and as shown by the photo, we definitely enjoyed an evening of well-deserved celebrations!
Thank you to each and every member of the SAMS team for your contribution in being nominated for this award.