King's College Hospital and King’s College London have won the HSJ award for Workforce Initiative of the Year, proudly sponsored by NHS Employers.
The Workforce Initiative of the Year award celebrates projects that drive value and create efficiencies in a flexible and adaptable workforce.
The winning entry supported internationally educated nurses (IENs) to complete their Nursing and Midwifery Council registration. This programme was developed to help to boost the number of registered, skilled individuals in nursing posts by helping IENs to complete their UK nursing registration without language tests.
The panel were impressed with how this work disrupted outdated policy to create real change, benefiting colleagues and changing processes on a larger scale.
Greater Manchester Integrated Care and Northern Care Alliance Foundation Trust were highly commended for Recruiting Local Talent Differently: An efficient cost-effective alternative approach to recruiting into the health and social care sector.
Congratulations too to all the other finalists in this category, which included:
- Birmingham and Solihull ICS, I Can programme
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS, NHS Housing Hub
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS, 350+ NHS Careers Programme
- Lancashire & South Cumbria FT, NHS England North West, University of Central Lancashire and Health Innovation North West Coast, trainee associate psychological practitioners workforce initiative
- Leeds Community Healthcare, hyper local recruitment
- Royal College of Psychiatrists, physician associates in mental health
- Transformation partners in health and care and NHS England London regional maternity team, Anti-Racism Framework and fellowship.
Access a full list of categories and their winners on the HSJ website.