New team recognition by senior leaders

A new commitment to recognising the hard work and dedication of staff throughout the organisation has been set up by the Senior Leadership Board, otherwise known as SLB.

As part of the Trust’s Staff Engagement Strategy, SLB is awarding a Team of the Month at each meeting to celebrate the many achievements that occur on a daily basis.

September’s winners were the Enhanced Clinical Advice and Triage (ECAT) team; the joint team of the month for October were Medical Records and Clinical Audit, and Safeguarding.

Vice Chair of SLB Emma De Carteret said: “The ECAT team have gone from strength to strength to support patients in receiving a clinically-focused service whilst providing appropriate advice and signposting. They have been able to mentor and support each other whilst providing a consistent level of hear and treat advice, thereby reducing the number of resources required in the communities; this has resulted in a significant impact upon frontline staff by better managing some of the increased demand we have seen.


“Medical Records and Clinical Audit team members have consistently displayed a high level of tenacity and commitment during the busiest period ever for them.  The volume of information, coroner and police requests and FoIs responses has been significant - they have done a fantastic job with a really small team. The Clinical Audit Team have also managed to work with external partners to set up a potential database for cardiac arrest survivors to show the whole chain of survival! This wider team have improved their systems and supported other teams in tender bids, frameworks and many other issues which have come to them at the last minute, on top of their already huge workload.

“For Safeguarding, it was recognised that with a very small team, they always remain steadfast within their approach to their specialist role, and are always professional and helpful within this ever-increasingly pressurised area of work.They are ensuring that awareness of safeguarding and the importance of recognising any case – actual or potential – is vital in supporting vulnerable people.”

Senior Leadership Board members nominate teams each month for the Board to consider and then award the team of the month. If you wish for your team to be considered, please let your head of department know. We will publish each team of the month via Need to Know so that everyone can see examples of the fantastic work that everyone is doing!

Published 3rd November, 2017

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