Our Team of the Month Award for April really does celebrate the value of teamwork and working together, as we’ve not got just one winner but three!
The combined efforts of our e-Rostering team, Locum Booking and Nurse Bank teams (Flexible Workforce Department) were deservedly jointly nominated and judges agreed they should be our worthy winners.
It just goes to show that the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts.
The e-Rostering team was nominated by Therapy Coordinator, Community and Intermediate Care, Phil Wright, who said: “E-rostering was only introduced into Therapy Services relatively recently and many of us struggle to navigate it effectively.
“However, when we (frequently) contact the e-Rostering team for help they are unfailingly patient, polite and able to quickly resolve our issues. Special mention to Jay and Martin who I have had most contact with but all the team are absolutely first class in my experience. I am really appreciative of their support.”
The joint nomination for the e-Rostering Team, Locum Booking and Nurse Bank teams (Flexible Workforce Department) came from Flexible Workforce Services Manager, Rachel Pyrah.
Rachel said: “These teams have pulled together over the last three years to improve rosters, improve bank workers’ experience, increase recruitment to our internal nurse bank by over 30 per cent, reduce reliance on agency workers and reduce the annual agency spend by £9.4 million.
“By increasing our nurse bank we can help to improve patient experience by filling approximately 90 per cent of requested shifts with a bank nurse or healthcare assistant. Their work is not only about reducing spend. They have worked hard with the Chief Nurse’s team to improve and support roster production.
“They negotiate rates with agencies daily and ensure temporary workers, whether they are engaged via the bank or an agency, are fully complaint to work with us.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work, passion and dedication that each member of these three teams shows.