HSJ Awards 2016: Workforce

NHS Professionals

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London Ambulance Service Trust – No ordinary challenge – increasing mentoring capacity by introducing training stations

Needing to recruit 700 clinicians in a year, London Ambulance Service Trust set up training stations where experienced educators could mentor two new members of staff at once.

A selection of those being trained and mentored rated their experience at 98 out of 100. Sickness rates were well below the Trust average.

Judges said this initiative made a “real difference to staff morale and patient care in a challenging environment”.


  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital - Aspire@BCH
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation Trust - Care in Focus
  • Central London Community Healthcare Trust - Newly Qualified Speech and Language Therapist Professional Development Programme
  • Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust - Developing a Career Pathway in Mental Health for People with Lived Experience
  • Health Education England West Midlands - Post-CCT GP Fellowship in Urgent and Acute Care
  • NHS Blood and Transplant - NHSBT’s Shine Programme for Leadership Development
  • NHS South Sefton CCG - Apprenticeship scheme with Hugh Baird college
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust (Highly commended) - The Live and Work Project
  • The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust - Advanced Practice Radiographer
  • Worcestershire Health and Care Trust - Talent for Care Strategy Implementation