Workforce & Education Awards

The Workforce and Education Awards took place at the beginning of December and we were unbelievably proud to see so many teams from the Health Academy shortlisted across the various categories.

We were therefore delighted when a number of them then went on to win their category!

The Widening Participation Team (pictured below) were surprised on the evening by being given a special Directorate Shield Award for everything they have achieved as a team over the past year and their dedication to their roles.

Workforce and Education Director, Karen Swindley said, “I introduced the Directors Award last year because whilst our teams are really good at submitting for the awards, there are at times teams who during the year have had a really tough time, done something outstanding or who have not been recognised for something.”

“Whilst the other awards are judged by a panel of individuals, this award is down to my discretion. This year, I wanted to recognise the work that the Widening Participation team do as they are innovative, proactive and always seeking to do new things. They offer a huge range of programmes and work with a vast number of schools and colleges and always push the boundaries. They hide their light under a bushel as they do so much good stuff that the wider organisation isn't aware of and I wanted to recognise their excellent contribution to the division and the trust and the contribution they make to providing the workforce of the future.”

workforce and education awards

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Award Winners and Judges Comments:

  • Innovation and Creativity Award – Events Team for their development of an Advanced Gynae Laparoscopy Simulation (AGLS) course to include a full day operating on porcine cadavers.

    The judges felt that in an extremely short space of time this innovation had developed a clear vision for the future and that the team had gone above and beyond what might be expected to enable the continued delivery of this project on a national and international scale, putting the Trust on the map by delivering the work at no cost but delivering a profit for future investment.
  • Partnership of the Year Winner- The Library and Research Team for establishing  a research culture across the Trust

    The judges identified that this partnership had truly developed a common purpose with a clear alignment of goals which had recognised how the skill sets of two different teams could be brought together to support the care provided to our patients. The judges praised the partnership for doing something fairly unique in evaluating why people did not engage with their work rather than focussing on those already bought in.

  • Project of the Year – Study Medicine at Preston, Clinical Skills Team

    The judges were impressed with the insight and creativity to produce promotional material, completed a range of different projects as a way to increase the profile of the Trust and organised memorable events which not only encouraged school children and college students but put LHT on the map as a great place to work as a future employee.