Promoting partnership working in the NHS

HPMA Partnership Award 2016

The HPMA Excellence Awards have been recognising and rewarding outstanding work in healthcare human resource management for 25 years. This year, the SPF is proud to once again sponsor the partnership award. This prestigious award recognises examples of partnership working between employers, trade unions and other stakeholders, in the provision of health and social care.

The 2016 HPMA Excellence in HRM Awards ceremony was held on Thursday 30 June in London, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. Guests honoured the winners, networked with fellow HR professionals and had an evening full of celebrations! 

This year, the SPF Partnership Award went to Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for their exemplar See Something, Say Something campaign. 

The programme was developed in 2013, following the publication of the Francis Report. The project was set up to create a mechanism which would act as a catalyst to support and empower all staff to speak up when they saw good, or less than good behaviour from their colleagues. See Something, Say Something also allows staff to identify and celebrate good and positive behaviour. 

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The team from Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

A huge congratulations to Somerset Partnership and the other two finalists, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Royal College of Nursing for their Cultural Ambassadors project and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for their Modern Apprenticeships programme.

Thanks also to everyone who entered the SPF partnership award category this year.

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The team who developed the Cultural Ambassadors project at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation  Trust.

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The team at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who developed the Modern Apprenticeships programme.

Hear our three finalists talking about their winning projects and the challenges they faced by listening to their interviews in our podcast below.

You can also share learning with our three finalists and read their case studies on the SPF case studies web page.