Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ nursing teams received two award nominations 

by | Nov 6, 2022 | Community, Health, News | 0 comments

A prestigious nursing workforce awards event, held in London on 22 November, nominated Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for a double finals place for two projects. 

Chief Nurse Professor Christopher Morley, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised in this national nursing workforce award scheme. 

“Both initiatives are exemplary projects and a testament to our innovative approach to investing in our nursing workforce now and in the future.” 

The first project was part of an innovative international recruitment project in partnership with NHS Professionals International. It was shortlisted in the Best International Recruitment Experience category. 

The programme resulted in over 100 nurses from overseas joining the Trust in November 2019, and the number has now grown to over 600, reducing the Trust’s nurse vacancy rate to less than two percent.

The Trust also has one of the best first-time OSCE nursing examination pass rates for overseas nurses in Yorkshire and the North East demonstrating the calibre of the nurses recruited and trained by the Trust.

The second, shortlisted in the Best Workplace for Learning and Development category, was a bespoke education, training and development programme for newly qualified and aspiring nurse leaders within the Medicine and Pharmacy Services Department. 

Chief Nurse Morley said: “Our international nurses are now a valued and respected part of the team here at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and have been invaluable in helping us to manage the impact of the pandemic and the demand we are now seeing as we try to catch up care which was paused during COVID-19. Well done to everyone involved in both projects.”

The Nursing Times Workforce Summit Award recognises the brightest talent in healthcare workforce planning in the NHS and healthcare sector.