The Norfolk and Norwich health branch along with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were awarded the Social Partnership Forum (SPF) Award at the annual Health People Management Association (HPMA) Excellence Awards ceremony held in London in June.
The SPF partnership award was given in recognition of the trust’s A new attendance policy: a new approach to people management.
In making the award the judges said “This year’s winner of the SPF partnership award is a great example of the difference that can be made in an organisation when employers and trade unions work together in partnership to tackle important issues that could adversely affect staff, the overall performance of the organisation and ultimately patients.
“Norfolk and Norwich were deserving winners of the SPF sponsored partnership award, a category that had a number of very high quality entries in 2017, I would like to congratulate them on behalf of SPF. Absence management could potentially be a thorny area for employers and trade unions but they have shown that working together in shared endeavour really works for everyone.”
Branch secretary Harry Seddon and members of the trust’s HR team with the award.
The region was well represented at the ceremony. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust were among the four finalist for their Learning in partnership.