Workforce Initiative of the Year award winner announced

Find out about the winners of this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards, including the NHS Employers sponsored Workforce Initiative of the Year.

18 November 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement has won the HSJ award for Workforce Initiative of the Year.

Last night (18 November), the HSJ Awards celebrated the outstanding efforts and achievements that NHS teams across the sector have delivered.

NHS Employers is proud to sponsor The Workforce Initiative of the Year award which celebrates projects which drive value and create efficiencies in a flexible and adaptable workforce.

NHS England and NHS Improvement has led the way this year with its work on the #Looking After You Too initiative which ensures all staff delivering frontline primary care services feel supported to maintain their psychological wellbeing.

This award is about recognising innovation in workforce development and looks to reward initiatives that develop not just the existing workforce, but looks for new ways to bring people into the NHS.

We’d also like to extend our congratulations to Dartford and Gravesham Trust who were highly commended by the judging panel, for their work on the Joy at Work – Health and Wellbeing in Action initiative and all the other finalists in this category, which included:

  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Eye care without boundaries: A true shared care vision for patient benefit in Wales
  • DigitalHealth.London, DigitalHealth.London's Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme
  • Health Education England, Covid-19 Vaccination elearning Programme
  • Institute of Health Visiting, Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions' Programme
  • NHS Clinical Leaders Network, Enhancing Mental Health Resilience Programme
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, Improving skill mix and removing barriers across the multidisciplinary team through flexible & adaptive roles to deliver transformational change

Access a full list of categories and their winners on the HSJ website.