News story published 29 November 2022
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is the winner of the ‘Best Social Responsibility’ category at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards 2022. The ‘Best Social Responsibility’ category at the awards was sponsored by the Occupational English Test (OET).
On Tuesday 22 November 2022, Nursing Times brought together over 700 professionals from across the health and care community at the Hilton London Metropole.
Finalists and members of the nursing community attended the Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards 2022 awards ceremony. The awards covered 17 categories recognising organisations going above and beyond to recruit and retain their nursing workforce. There were deserving winners from organisations across the UK.
Following a rigorous judging process, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust emerged as the winner of Best Social Responsibility category for their work on the Climate Emergency and engagement with their local community, to raise awareness of the climate crisis, and the significant risks to public health. The work involved Trust engagement with the NHS Net Zero agenda and how nurses can help by delivering this key message and by providing more sustainable healthcare delivery.
The judges praised The Christie Green-Up Campaign as a shining example of leading with passion, which was evident in the nomination. The passion of Angela Hayes, who led this work, was palpable and a significant contributor to its success. Angela has gone above and beyond to demonstrate that nursing should and can have a strong voice in social responsibility and sustainability, and was outstanding in this category.
Editor of Nursing Times and the host of the awards, Steve Ford said:
“I want to congratulate all the winners across our 17 categories at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2022, now in their fifth year.
“Our awards highlight nursing’s workforce achievements and some of the brilliant work being carried out during what continues to be an incredibly difficult period, due to enduring staff shortages, the aftermath of the pandemic and the approach of winter.
“Once again, we have shone a light on those organisations and individuals that go the extra mile when trying to attract new nursing staff and, just as importantly, celebrated efforts to retain staff.”