North London Partners in health and care

Smarter working by north central London partners recognised at HPMA awards

The work of north central London partners to promote smarter working has received national recognition after two projects were shortlisted for Healthcare People Management Association 2019 (HPMA) awards which were held in May.

The projects were shortlisted for the Welsh Government award for working smarter. The NCL STP Collaborate Working -  MaST  (Mandatory and Statutory Training ) project was  nominated for its work to standardise MaST and enable staff training records to become portable between trusts.

The Royal Free London’s (RFL) Recruitment Team was nominated for its work to use a ‘robot’, known as STU, to help recruit nurses, doctors and other staff to the trust.

The RFL team won the award which has helped reduce the average length of time it takes to recruit staff by five days, as well as reducing data error and improving the experience of staff and candidates.

The RFL’s deputy director of workforce, Cheryl Samuels, won the HPMA for Deputy Director of the Year Award. Cheryl’s nomination noted that she is an ‘outstanding advocate for improvement and is truly committed to the professionalism of HR in the NHS and her colleagues’.

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