HPMA overall award goes to an HR team

The winners of the 2015 HPMA Excellence in HRM awards were East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust HR team who were described by the judges as ‘a credit to the service and the profession’.

An innovative, fresh and comprehensive suite of five leadership development programmes was created for every level of leadership across the trust to replace a piecemeal programme of ad hoc programmes. Many trust-wide initiatives were also designed to change the trust’s culture and improve the engagement of staff.

The judges felt the team truly demonstrated excellence in HR and the enthusiasm displayed by them was ‘palpable’.

The other winners were:

Susan Young, Chief People Officer and Director of Corporate Affairs, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Daniel Elkins, Programme Director
Project: Streamlining London Programme

Alison Hall, Interim Associate Director of Workforce and Dino Williams, Staff Side Chair, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Project: Passport to Management

Sara Brown, Associate Director for Education & OD and Christopher Chiswell, Consultant of Public Health Medicine. Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Project: Caring for Team BCH

Carolyn Norgate, Change Manager – OD and Hendrika Santer Bream, Change Manager OD, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Project: Culture Change Using Appreciative Inquiry

Alison Terry, Assistant Director of Resourcing & Workforce Governance and Paul Marston HR Systems Manager, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Project: Using e-Appraisal and Performance Management Plans in ESR

John Eggleston, HR Manager and Andrea Stoker, NSECH Project Lead, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Project: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Change Programme

Ali Mohammed, Director of HR&OD; Emma Pendleton, Deputy Director of Research & Innovation; and James Devine, Deputy Director of HR and OD, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Project: Our Improvement Journey

Sara Brown, Associate Director for Education & OD; Christopher Chiswell, Consultant of Public Health Medicine; and Dawn Harvey, Head of Staff Experience & Culture Development, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Project: BCH Team Maker

Dan Pearce, Head of Employment Services; Matt Clarson, Senior HR Adviser – Resourcing; and Jo Eddy, Client Manager, TMPW, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Project: I recommend SWFT

Chris Mannion, HR Business Partner and Polly McMeekin, Deputy Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust
Project: Incremental Pay Progression

Sue Grange, Associate Director of HR (Talent) and Beverley Aylott, Head of Leadership, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Project: Developing our Leaders

Sarah Pickstock, Matron Accident and Emergency Department; James Mawrey, Director of Workforce; and Catherine McKeown, Head Staff Engagement and Organisational Development, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Project: Listening into Action

The deputy director of the year was Joan Peden from Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the HR director of the year was Jinjer Kandola from Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

A special award, Special achievement for work on the patient experience, was won by Jackie Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer; Kevin Croft, Director of People & OD; Meriam Islam, Junior Doctor; and Susie Mallinder Head of Nursing at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust for their Patient First project.

The President’s award for outstanding lifetime achievement went to Professor Michael West.

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up!

To download the copy of the winners guide then please click here

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