HPMA Awards

Excellence in Improving Health and Wellbeing Award 2014

NHS Health at Work and Syngentis have again jointly sponsored this category in the 2014 HPMA awards to promote and share best practice in occupational health.

The competition is now open until 13 March 2014.  Network members are encouraged to take this opportunity to share innovations and improvements in practice. Further details and guidance on developing your application are available here.

2013 Winners

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and their HR Director, Amanda Oates, were the winners of the 2013 HPMA Excellence Award Health and Wellbeing category.  Amanda and her team were presented with their award by Dr Anne de Bono, Network Chair, at the gala presentation evening held in London on 27th June 2013. Runners up were Ashford and St Peters NHS Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

A compendium of the prizewinners is available on the HPMA website.

2012 Winners

Ged Marsden and Jacqui Scott from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust were the 2012 winners of the HPMA award for excellence in improving employee health and wellbeing, sponsored by NHS Plus and NHS Health at Work.

They won their award for their new approach for reducing sickness absence amongst staff. The initiative has saved the Trust almost a million pounds in the last 12 months.

NHS Health at Work hosted a webinar for Network and HPMA members on 3 October to share learning from the Trust.  A copy of the presentation is available here.

The two runners up were SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust (commended for their fast track physiotherapy service) and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health (for a condition management approach for staff with mental health and muskuloskeletal conditions). A compendium giving full details of all the award categories and results is available on the HPMA website. 

2011 Winners

The 2011 award for excellence in improving employee health and wellbeing was won by Dr Julia Smedley, Jean Piernicki and the OH team from Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The team developed and successfully implemented the introduction of Return2Health, an innovative integrated case management approach which resulted in dramatic improvements in sickness absence, a £3.5m reduction in agency costs and enhanced employee health and wellbeing throughout the Trust.

Runners up were the teams from Knowsley Health and Wellbeing and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust/Leicester City Community Health Service.

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