The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers


Award Category:

Corporate Services

Individual or Team Nomination?


Qualifying Qualities

In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:

  • Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
  • Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
  • Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
  • A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.

Nominators Answer

Nominee's story :

The OD Team are made of the Learning Organisational Development Team and Education Professional Development Team. At the start of the pandemic members of the OD team were redeployed to specialised workforce hubs to support. The Workforce hubs consisted of Health & Wellbeing, Recruitment, Occupational Health, Staff Wellbeing Occupational Team, Silver Command and with a small number of the team carrying out the prioritise OD work. For all staff it was an anxious time and this was no different for the OD team being redeployed into new teams whilst adapting to fulltime remote working. The Team took to the challenge understanding the importance of ensuring staff and teams were supported, felt safe, had access to resources in order for patients to continue receiving the best care possible. With the OD Team there is a high quality, knowledgeable and varied skill set consisting of training, coaching, HR, administration, leadership, training, team development, engagement and much more. By OD team members joining their redeployed teams they were able to provide health & wellbeing support and resources, resilience training, engagement, motivational team building activities, redeployment advice, correct skill set of staff redeployed to support team, support and advice available to redeployed staff, high skilled administration support, leadership guidance for managers. In June 2020 the Trust surveyed staff, the survey contained questions on support and resources available to staff, from the staff that responded: • 76% of staff felt supported • 72% of staff felt the Trust takes a genuine interest in their safety and well-being The support provided by the OD Team contributed significantly to the results of this survey and staff feeling supported. Team members remaining within the OD Team ensured that work was prioritised, staff mandatory training kept up to date with guidance, advice and support, staff on development / study pathways remained supported. Ensuring that new Bridgewater staff starting within the organisation received the documentation required with smooth induction process and any onboarding instructions. Ensuring that this service continued to be provide to staff was as important as the work carried out by the redeployed team members, they ensued that there was no large backlog and impact on staff. As the OD Team move back to their roles, the skills and experience they have gained whilst in their redeployed roles will be invaluable and lead to new and exciting ways of working in the future.
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