A Collaborative piece work featuring key NHS organisations across Hampshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Award.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight People & Organisation Development Collaborative has been working collectively for a number of years with the aim of pooling funding, resources and expertise to benefit the various communities they serve.
The work, which has achieved a number of hugely successful outcomes, has now been shortlisted for Provider Collaboration of the Year at the national Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.
Featuring all six of the provider Trusts within Hampshire and Isle of Wight which includes Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and the newly formed Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB), the collaborative has helped recruit over 1100 new staff into the area to support health care across local communities.
With recruitment and retention a national issue, the collaborative, in partnership with their Chief Nurses, also delivered one of the most successful international recruitment programmes in England.
Paul Draycott, Chief People Officer at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and system wide lead for workforce inequality said: “Every Trust is unique but a lot of the problems we face are not. Working collaboratively has been hugely beneficial for us and learning from each others successes and failures has enabled us to be successful when we might not have been had we not been working together. On a personal note, our work to tackle the workforce race equality standard, lower inequality and abuse whilst also improving inclusion has been really empowering and great to see.”
"Every Trust is unique but a lot of the problems we face are not. Working collaboratively has been hugely beneficial for us..."
The collaborative has overseen a significant reduction in the number of staff who say they have personally experienced harassment, bullying or abuse at work. This includes a 5% drop in abuse from the public or services user and an incredible 11% reduction in abuse from other colleagues, ensuring staff are operating in the best environments possible.
Helen Ives, Chief People Officer at the newly formed Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB said: “I’m really proud our work has been shortlisted for a HSJ Award. Coming together to address the opportunities and challenges that we all face has enabled us to take a much more holistic approach which has been hugely beneficial for all the communities we serve.”