Workforce and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year
Workforce and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

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With pre-pandemic pressure on the health and social care workforce already high, burnout risk following the worst health crisis the NHS has faced since its establishment is extremely high. Being proactive as well as reactive in supporting the workforce and the wellbeing of individuals has never been more important. 

Looking further towards patient safety, supporting staff to deliver the best possible care is crucial. 

This award is open to companies that provide a service to the NHS that demonstrates support of staff wellbeing, improvement of culture and/or an initiative demonstrating a positive impact on patient care. Judges are looking for ambitious projects which can demonstrate an effective approach with pre-determined goals which had clear benefits for staff, the teams that manage workforce and by inference (or pre-determined metrics) improve the delivery of services. 


  • Entrants could be any business or entity working with NHS clients to deliver improvements in workforce management and wellbeing initiatives. 
  • Judges will be looking for innovative solutions and improvements for either single or multiple clients 
  • Evidence must relate to services provided within the past 2 years up until the awards entry deadline 


  • Describe the context in which a solution or initiative was necessary, what issues needed solving and how were these problems affecting staff, patients and administration?  
  • How did the project team come together and what assessment of options took place?  
  • What were the goals and how were these developed?  


  • How was the project realised and what were the results?  
  • What were the measures of success and how were they achieved against the goals laid out at the commencement of the project?  
  • Describe with supporting evidence how the initiative improved workforce wellbeing, culture and/or service delivery.  


  • Was the project related to a specific area of the workforce or the whole of the NHS organisation and as such has the success of the partnership enabled operational improvement in any other parts of the organisation?  
  • Have the project team disseminated success to any other NHS organisations?  
  • Judges are looking for partnerships which have the potential to be picked up elsewhere or have already been copied and applied in other organisations. 


  • How were stakeholders included in the inception of the partnership?  
  • Judges are looking for evidence that consultative measures were taken to inform and develop initiatives with real impact. 


  • How has the partnership improved workforce wellbeing, culture and/or service delivery?  
  • Describe with supporting evidence any time saved and efficiency improvements.  
  • Judges will want to consider proof of enhanced communication between stakeholders which has led to better relations and ultimately better service delivery.  

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