Winter 2022 issue
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Double Bubble for the People and Culture Team

The Trust’s People and Culture team were crowned Human Resources Team of the Year, and Chief People Officer Tanya Carter was named Human Resources Director of the Year at prestigious national awards at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) on 1 December.

Human Resources Team of the Year

The HPMA is the recognised professional voice of human resource management in health and care. The judges recognised the People and Culture team as deserving of the accolade because of their determination to drive through meaningful and lasting change for the ELFT workforce. They noted the team’s ‘can do’ problem solving culture in relation to health and racial inequalities were illuminated by the pandemic.  The team developed a range of staff wellbeing programme during the pandemic to raise staff morale and wellbeing. They created a bespoke programme to support staff who were parents/guardians of school-aged children who struggled during the first lockdown. Over 1500 children attended the sessions which included after school clubs and half term activities, enhancing the quality of families’ lives.

The team also set up online parenting classes using Non-Violent Resistance methodology (NVR) to support positive family relationships at this most challenging of times. These continue to be offered to staff.

Human Resources Director of the Year

Tanya Carter won the Human Resources Director of the Year award in part for her determination to ensure that enduring change is delivered in terms of diversity and equality across ELFT. The judges were impressed by Tanya’s adept use of media to amplify the ‘My Name Really Is’ campaign, as well as her work to develop emerging leaders and oversees staff development programmes, particularly for young women and BAME colleagues.

Tanya expressed her pride in the People and Culture team.

Thank you to the judges and the HPMA. To receive these awards is such an honour. I’m proud to lead such a talented team. They are a remarkable group of people and are dedicated to finding ways to make life better for the ELFT workforce."

Visit the HPMA website for more information on the HPMA Awards 2022.

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