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Gold, silver, Bronze Winners

The Workforce Planning Team of the Year Award celebrates excellence in integrated workforce planning. Winners of this award will have succeeded in identifying innovative and cost effective solutions to address workforce or organisational issues that have had a negative impact on clients e.g. retention and recruitment of staff, supply routes, skills gaps, and waiting times. Above all, the judges will be looking for evidence of success! Can you demonstrate productivity improvements or quality gains?

Nomination have now closed.

Solutions might include anything from novel recruitment methods and new role development or service redesign through to managing change, effective partnership working and offering flexible and engaging training options.

The Assessment Criteria for the Workforce Planning Team of the Year Award:

  • A clear understanding of the workforce challenge, how it was resolved and what the impact was
  • An innovative and cost effective solution
  • Underpinned by a robust process
  • An integrated approach that links workforce planning with financial and service planning and is focussed on improving patient outcomes
  • A sustainable approach that is feasible and affordable
  • An inclusive approach that has involved a wide range of relevant stakeholders
  • Releases the potential of the current workforce and supports their development
  • A new way of working that has been embedded across the whole team/organisation

Applicants must complete no more than 500 words in order to demonstrate at least 4 of the criteria.

Who can make the nomination?

Nominations must be made by a manager, with the consent of the Workforce Planning team being nominated.

Nomination have now closed.