The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers
IT & Digital
Individual or Team Nomination?
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.
Nominee's story :
I started working with Kailash about 8 years ago but about 1 year ago I was allowed to do some work with him as I wanted to develop my SQL skills, this has continued...
Ever since I have known Kailash, he has always been friendly and welcoming but I never really knew what he did. I am quite amazed at how much work goes on with constantly checking, monitoring, fixing of issues and then having to get involved with all of the systems that link to the databases and liaising with all the different teams.
Under immence pressure at times I am impressed that he has really good systems in place so that he knows where data & databases are located, the systems that use those databases and who to contact whould there be an issue.
Although Kailash is one of the kindest and helpful people I have worked with, he will also challenge someone if he thinks their methods or misuse of resources will impact on staff or patients but he will always do this in a way that is assertive but still kind and calm.
I do believe that in the NHS we should share our knowledge and be 100% transparent to ensure we give the very best service delivery to users and patients and again Kailash over the last 12 months has been willing to share all of his advice and knowledge to me, this has been fantastic for me but also strengthened the team as with more shared skills we can deliver better as a team.
Kailash over the last few years has had his Junior DBA support come and go on a few occasions, it must have been very hard getting people to a good level for them to move on and having to start over multiple times, but he has never conplained and stands by the fact that if someone is keen to learn he will give them as much time/help as required.
Through difficult times where it was during Covid or opperationally tough times such as EPR upgrades again Kailash works none stop with the project, tech and supplier teams to ensure everything is working as best as possible. Quite often I have known him to work beyond his hours to either support a large upgrade or to help me for example on minor changes that the service has requested out of core hours.
Over the years I have been in the same office space as Kailash, he has held this difficult position while looking after his family and now taking his son through to University.