NHS trust commended for supporting doctors and nurses



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An NHS Trust has been highly commended for its work in supporting doctors and nurses to drive improvements in patient care. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust received special recognition for its work on employee engagement at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards in London last week.

Competing with international companies such as Marks and Spencer and PwC, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust was highly commended for its ‘Hey - It’s in Our Hands’ staff engagement programme; the same programme which was also shortlisted for a National Patient Safety Award back in August.

The ‘Hey – It’s in Our Hands’ programme enables staff to be at the forefront of improving patient safety, quality and experience, as well as driving efficiency and promoting the Trust as a place to receive care to family and friends.

Successes from the programme include;

· A 70% increase in referrals in to the cancer survivorship service;

· A reduction in hip fracture mortality rates of 28%

· Freed up almost 20 hours a week for community midwives to spend with their patients, and

· Improved recovery times for breast care patients.

Myles Howell, Director of Communications and Staff Engagement for the Trust says:

“ The CIPD People Management Awards are the most prestigious awards in the profession, so to be both recognised and highly commended for our achievements is a great honour.

“The success of the ‘Hey – It’s in our Hands’ programme, and more importantly the direct improvements to patient care which we have seen as a result, have been phenomenal, proving what a dedicated and professional group of staff we have here at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

“This award isn’t as much for the organisation itself as it is for the clinicians and healthcare staff who have worked with us to make improvements for the hundreds of patients who use our services every day; we certainly wouldn’t have achieved these levels of success without them.”

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