Annual Members' Meeting 2020
|Highlights from the year|
|Agenda and speakers
Highlights from the year
Becoming a member
Strategic Objective 2: People
Being a great place to work and to be a patient, where we listen, empower and value everyone.
Our key achievements over the last year are:
Delivering against the ambitions of the People Strategy
In 2018 the Board approved a People Strategy to support the delivery of the Trust Strategy Together We Care. The people strategy set a series of ambitious objectives in relation to supply of workforce, vacancy & turnover levels. By March 2020, we had made significant progress in delivering the strategy, such as halving our nursing vacancies, reducing our time to hire metrics, improving our turnover rates and almost eliminating the number of people leaving within less than twelve months. Once again our progress to improve the stability and sustainability of the workforce supply has been a positive contributor when deploying sufficient workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Encouraging the Health and Wellbeing of Team ASPH
Recognising that a well workforce is one which is made up of happy and healthy individuals we continue to further develop the health and wellbeing support in place for colleagues. We have refreshed our offering around six key areas.
We continue to appoint a team of Wellbeing Ambassadors to promote positive mental, emotional and physical health and share information on wellbeing initiatives at the Trust.
Throughout the challenges of the COVID-19 situation this has been more important than ever and we have put a range of extra provisions in place, including enhanced support from the occupational health and chaplaincy teams and the independent employee support service.
Fun for all the team
One of the undoubted highlights of the year was the first ever ASPH Christmas pantomime. The amount of planning, preparation and dedication from colleagues across the Trust that went into the panto was phenomenal. It all paid off with three, fantastic, sell-out performances and incredible feedback from everyone who attended. We would like to thank St George’s school in Weybridge for their support in providing use of their theatre. After such roaring success this will definitely be an event to repeat again!
Award Winning Employers
In September 2019, Chief Executive, Suzanne Rankin attended the historic Portsmouth Dockyard to receive the silver award in the Employer Recognition Scheme, along with Interim Chief Nurse Andrea Lewis and Richard Wooley, who has supported the Trust’s ‘Step into Health’ programme.
In March 2020, we won the award for ‘Collaborative Recruitment of the Armed Forces Community’ at the first ‘Step into Health’ awards. Pictured here, Richard Wooley, Theatre Team Leader, who led the project last year and Colleen Sherlock, Assistant Director of HR, Corporate Services attended a reception at Kensington Place with the Duke of Cambridge prior to the awards ceremony.