NNUH excels at local employer awards

Three employees from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) have been recognised for excelling in their vocational qualifications at a special awards ceremony supported by MP Chloe Smith.

The City College Vocational Qualification Day Employer Awards ceremony was held in the Forum last week. The awards highlighted the contributions made by local employers who have worked with City College Norwich to support vocational learning, as well as celebrating individuals’ achievements.

The Trust won the overall ‘Higher Level Skills Award’ after being nominated by City College for the commitment and support it gives to all staff on their vocational qualification programmes and for the success it has had getting people through their qualifications.

Three individuals were also winners or highly commended in the following categories:

• Chelsie Riley, Apprentice Ward Clerk on Elsing ward was Highly Commended in the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category. Chelsie was nominated by Senior Matron, Jane Douglas for all she has achieved during her Apprenticeship this year.
• Lynn Raywood, Administration Manager in Oncology and Haematology won the ‘Learning in the Workplace Champion Award’. Lynn was nominated by Apprenticeship Co-ordinator, Annie Cook, for her outstanding support of all initiatives introduced by the Trust’s Apprenticeship team.
• Howard Few, Health Care Assistant on the Acute Medical Unit, won the ‘Learning in the Workplace Employee of Year Award’. Howard was nominated by his line manager, Sister, Amanda Owen, in honour of his passion for learning and self-improvement which has allowed him to provide a higher standard of care to patients.

Anna Dugdale, Chief Executive of NNUH said: “It’s fantastic that Howard, Lynn and Chelsie have been recognised for their achievements. We are committed to providing all our staff with opportunities to enable them to realise their potential and these awards reflect the support we provide to those staff who make the commitment required to continue their learning and development, undertake qualifications and to those staff who support our apprentices.”

VQ Day is a UK-wide celebration of the people who gain vocational qualifications every year. For more information about VQ Day, visit www.vqday.org

Tuesday 11th of June 2013 04:00:30 PM