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HPMA is all about people achieving great things for themselves & for patients. You can all feel really proud of all the work you have done.

Now in thier 26th year, the HPMA’s annual awards have been more hotly contested than ever and the judges had to agonise over all of the decisions – several categories were very closely run.

The awards are a centrepiece of HPMA’s busy events programme, which has greatly expanded this year. The roadshows are in full swing, their regional branches are delivering more learning events than ever before and are starting to run joint events with other like-minded organisations that want to promote excellence in HR and people management in their sectors. Great opportunities for all members to learn, share and generate new ideas and practices.

Here is a brief look at the winners (click here to view the full guide)

Capsticks award for innovation in HR

Development of a Composite Workforce Model for West Cumberland HospitalNorth Cumbria University Hospital Trust


Chamberlain Dunn Learning award for education, learning and development initiative

Investing in Excellence at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Health Shield Friendly Society award for wellbeing

SWBH Benefits – Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust


Award for excellence in employee engagement

‘Be the Change’ – Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Academi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development

Leading with Compassion – Shropshire and Staffordshire Leadership Leads Group


Social Partnership Forum award for partnership working between employers & trade unions

A New Attendance Policy… A New Approach To People Management – Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT


University of Bradford award for cross-sector working

Cumbria Learning & Improvement Collaborative: Cross Sector Training – Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group


BMJ Careers award for working smarter

Working Together for Better Outcomes – The Herts and Beds Agency Consortium


HSJ strategic recruitment award

#joincwmtaf – Cwm Taf University Health Board


Award for best use of Your ESR

Transforming Hire to Retire processes across NHS Wales – NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and Hywell Ddd UHB


NHS Digital award for HR Analytics

Interactive Benchmarking Tools for Workforce Redesign – Workforce, Education and Development Services (WEDS), NHS Wales Shared Services


Most effective use of diversity to strengthen governance, recruitment or promotion

romote & Improve Equality, Diversity, Inclusion for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Service Staff & Service Users – Sheffield Health and Social Care (SHSC) NHS Foundation Trust


Guardian Jobs rising star award

Alison Wilkinson, Senior HR Advisor – Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Jamie McClenahan, Workforce Development Advisor – South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust

Lucy Purdy, Assistant Director – HR Business Partnering – Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Recruitment Team of the year

The Big Bang Recruitment Team – Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust


Deputy HR director of the year

Helen Farrington – Central Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust


HR Team of the year

HR&OD Team – Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


HR director of the year

Phillip Marshall – Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


President’s award for outstanding lifetime achievement

Elaine Way, Chief Executive – Western HSC Trust