WINNER: Alder Hey Children’s FT – Flourishing in Adversity: A Showcase of Staff Engagement at Individual, Departmental, Divisional, and Trust level in and Around Times of Crisis

The ambition for staff engagement at Alder Hey was to implement organic ideas for all staff to thrive and heal. Core trust values of openness and togetherness underpin compassionate initiatives that through involvement put staff stories at their heart.

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These included the new Staff Advice and Liaison Service, online Team Time storytelling, Ground Truth feedback tools, and the in-house Strong Foundations leadership programme. Staff feedback, actions and outcomes indicated the value of these initiatives. Through internal growth, the trust says it has achieved external reach regionally and nationally.

Read a detailed case study about this project on HSJ Solutions.


Northumbria Healthcare FT  Towards Happy, Healthy and Productive Teams - Northumbria’s Staff Experience Programme


  • Barts Health Trust and Y Lab, Wales  Barts Shielders
  • Bradford District Care FT  The Care Trust Way
  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG  Establishing a Targeted, Comprehensive Wellbeing Programme during Covid-19
  • Clinical Research Network West Midlands  Staff Wellbeing Initiative
  • Devon CCG  Devon Digital Accelerator Project
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT  Sherwood: A Great Place to Work; A Great Place to Thrive