30 / 7 / 2015 1.22pm
Our July OD Superstar is Kelly Angus, deputy director of human resources at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Kelly has been with the trust since 2011, prior to this she worked in a wide variety of HR, OD and general management roles throughout the NHS and across the country.Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was recently named in the HSJ Best Places to Work 2015 list and was the winner of the acute trust category.
1. How would you describe your role in the organisation?
I have a wide and varied role supporting the executive director of HR/OD in leading and providing HR/OD for the trust across North Tyneside and Northumberland with over 9,000 staff. No two days are the same and OD is just an integral part of what I do.
2. What does OD mean to you?
OD means to have a range of interventions and planned activities which add real meaning to the purpose of an organisation’s being. At Northumbria Healthcare our prime purpose is ensuring that our staff are connected on the basis of our organisational values, providing high quality compassionate patient care in whatever role they do.
3. What OD projects are you most proud of?
Everything, but if it had to be one, it would be the change in focusing our trust induction to be about sharing through patient experience, what compassionate care looks like and how we expect our staff and leaders to demonstrate a caring and compassionate culture within their role.
4. What would you like to learn more about?
I would like to learn more about OD initiatives that have been successful across the boundaries of health and social care. Do OD has offered NHS practitioners a great platform for sharing good practice.
5. Who inspires you most?
My own team; they deliver every time and without them we would not provide such excellent HR and OD services within the trust.
6. What’s your one must read book, article, website on OD?
Organisation Development and Change by Cummings & Worley. It’s a font of reference for HR and OD practitioners, even though it is lengthy. It goes without saying though that the Do OD pages are great too!
7. What would you like to achieve in 2015?
To develop an in-house coaching faculty and to enhance our internal management programmes.
8. What would your motto be?
Everyone is good at something, you just have to find out what it is.
9. What advice would you give to a budding OD professional?
Volunteer for everything and give everything a go; take time to learn and reflect from everything that you do.
10. What is your favourite sandwich?
I’ve recently become gluten free so providing it's gluten free, I just about like anything.
If you have any questions about Kelly and their work, then please feel free to connect with her via Twitter, email or LinkedIn. Find out more about Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.