Our NHS Workforce Programme Has Been Shortlisted for a Prestigious Industry Award
We are thrilled to announce today that Generation Medics is a finalist for Workforce and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022.
This award recognises outstanding contributions to healthcare in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.
The NHS Staff Outreach and Volunteering Programme was designed and delivered by the team at Generation Medics as part of our Essex Anchor programme. NHS Staff from Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust volunteered to take part in activities outside of their daily roles, engaging with the local community and positioning themselves as role models for future healthcare professionals.
Our programmes work towards building a sustainable health and social care workforce by improving staff retention and building a future pipeline of local talent to become the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Our work improves social mobility whilst reducing health inequalities and ultimately improving patient care because we’re developing a healthcare workforce that better represents the society it serves.
“Standing out amongst tough competition from hundreds of other exemplary applicants, Generation Medics’ Programme was selected for their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that the project has had on patient and staff experiences within the health and social care sector.”
The programme has been coordinated by our Founder and Director, Dr Hinnah Rafique:
“My team and I are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Workforce and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year Award. It’s an honour to be recognised by the HSJ Awards for our dedication and effective collaborative work during a challenging time. We designed and delivered an effective Staff Outreach and Volunteering Programme at MSEFT which positively benefits NHS Staff, patients and the local community.
Our programme is building a future pipeline of talent for the local hospital and wider healthcare system and it’s fantastic to have been selected alongside other inspiring projects.”
The programme has been supported at the highest levels within the Trust by the visionary leadership team. Clare Panniker, Chief Executive of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust:
“I am so impressed by what Dr Hinnah and the Generation Medics team have been able to achieve in inspiring young people from all backgrounds to consider careers in healthcare. During the pandemic the NHS Staff and Outreach Programme that the team designed has been instrumental in engaging with our communities of young people providing role models for the future.
The programme is a really tangible example of our commitment to social inclusion and improving the wellbeing of our current and future workforce.”
From there, we gathered momentum, visiting schools to share our experiences and tips about this demanding yet rewarding career path. Alongside this, we lobbied and championed widening access at the university and employer level. We have co-produced our programmes with the support of the people we support, they identified a need for unbiased up-to-date information to be made accessible to people from all backgrounds.
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