The James Paget has been nominated for another prestigious award – this time being shortlisted in the ‘Best workplace for learning and development’ category of the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2018.
Our entry – ‘Developing the Future Workforce’ – focuses on some of the exciting developments at the James Paget including our new Health Academy, which gives school and college students the opportunity to get an insight into health careers, and our nursing scholarship programme, as well as our ongoing commitment to staff development and training.
The Paget has a history of giving staff at the hospital the opportunity to progress their careers through education and training, and offers a number of pathways for employees to access new roles.
Recruiting and retaining staff is a national issue and the Paget has put a number of things in place to encourage individuals to consider a career in health care, including apprenticeships and nursing associates roles.
Sharon Crowle, Head of Education and Practice Development at the James Paget, said; “We are trying to give young people the opportunity to see what a career in health can offer and the opportunities the James Paget can provide for career progression. We know that nurturing staff through education and training is crucial and being shortlisted is an acknowledgement that our efforts are being recognised at a national level.”
Our Health Academy programme has been supported by the Neaco ‘Take Your Place’ campaign and three local colleges – East Norfolk Sixth Form, East Coast and Lowestoft Sixth Form. To read more about the Academy please click here.
The James Paget has been shortlisted in the ‘Best workplace for learning and development - up to 1,500 nursing staff’ category and the winner will be announced at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards in London on Thursday 4 October.