Promoting partnership working in the NHS

HPMA Partnership Award 2020

The SPF is proud to sponsor the 2020 HPMA Excellence in HRM award for partnership working between employers and trade unions. This award celebrates initiatives that exemplify the benefits of employers and trade unions working together to overcome challenges and develop solutions.

Thank you to all those who submitted entries for the 2020 partnership award and congratulations to Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, West Midlands Ambulance Service and North Bristol NHS Trust for making the final three. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 HPMA awards ceremony was rearranged to a virtual ceremony, held on 1 October. 

The 2020 SPF partnership award went to North Bristol NHS Trust, for their Red Card to Racism campaign. 

High levels of racist abuse at the trust were having an impact on individuals, teams, and ultimately, patient care. A campaign was developed in partnership to engage staff with current policy and ensure their voices would be heard on the matter. Effective partnership working enabled this campaign to land well with staff, resulting in increased reporting, higher levels of staff confidence in anti-racism processes, more effective action being taken and improved staff engagement in general.

Thank you to all of our deserving finalists for producing excellent examples of partnership working. You can read case studies of all of the finalist projects below, and watch the full presentation of the SPF award on the HPMA website  

Red Card to Racim - North Bristol NHS Trust 

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One Voice - Caring Together for Staff - West Midlands Ambulance Service 

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HR Policy Manual - Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

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