CCS NHS Trust Wins National NHS Award

by Sarah Turner | Jul 19, 2019

Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust is honoured to have won the ‘Inspiring Place to Work and Train’ category in the annual Healthcare Education and Training (HEAT) Awards, run by Health Education England (HEE).

Winners were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians in London last night (18th July), to mark the culmination of NHS Values Week.

Sallyann Woodthorpe, Training and Development Manager, collected the award with Vivien John, Skills Development Lead. She said: “I feel privileged and proud to have collected the award on behalf of the Training and Education Team, they're an amazing team.

“All the finalists were winners and we were touched by some really emotional and inspirational stories of going above and beyond!"

Vivien John said: “I’m immensely proud and thankful to work for an organisation that encourages the freedom to create, innovate and energise!"

CCS NHS Trust provides services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk, and was rated the best community Trust in the country, compared to our peers, when it comes to staff recommending their organisation as a place to work or receive treatment (2018 NHS staff survey results).

Our mission is to provide high-quality care through our excellent people, and training and development enables that aspiration, underpinned by the NHS constitution and values. 

“Our staff are our most important asset and we’re committed to supporting each and every one of them in their roles and giving them the tools to progress by providing training, education and continuing professional development,” said Matthew Winn, Chief Executive.

Sir David Behan, Chair, Health Education England, said: “The HEAT Awards celebrate the very best in education, training and workforce development within the NHS.

“Our winners, and all nominees, are examples to all of us and remind us that the strength of the NHS lies in its people.”

Prof Ian Cumming OBE, Chief Executive, Health Education England, said: “Our 790 entries this year were of an extremely high calibre, and choosing the winners was no simple process.

“My congratulations go to all our winners and finalists, each of whom go the extra mile to serve the public. They are all a huge credit to themselves, their organisations and to the NHS as a whole.”

HEAT awards were presented in 13 categories, ranging from Inspirational Trainee and Inspirational Leader to Champion of Diversity, Champion of the NHS Constitution and Inspiring Return To Practice.

Winners were announced at the end of HEE’s 2019 Conference ‘People Where It Matters – Taking Forward The NHS People Plan.’

Information about career opportunities at CCS NHS Trust can be found here

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The staff are wonderful; the receptionists were polite and efficient, the nurses I have seen, were incredible.