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Lancashire Human Resources Department leading the way at annual staff awards ceremony!!

Posted on the 4th April 2018

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Human Resources Department was commended for their outstanding contribution at a recent Staff Awards ceremony.

The ceremony and an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS was held in Blackpool last week and provided an opportunity for staff to cheer on their colleagues who had been nominated for one of 12 categories. Within those 12 was the Temporary Staffing Team who were awarded ‘Support Team of the Year’. The team manage a large, successful bank with both clinical and admin staff who work in various localities throughout the Trust. The team also provide bank workers to NHS facilities outside of the Trust and are one of the highest performing of their kind in England. The team were acknowledged for their strong values and for efforts in creating a positive and supportive culture for bank workers whilst achieving great results for the Trust at the same time.

Wendy Simpson, Temporary Staffing Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

The staff awards is a fantastic event that provides us with the opportunity to recognise and celebrate all of the hard work that is taking place. We were so pleased to have been shortlisted for the awards and to win Support Team of the Year was the icing on the cake!

“I am so proud to manage such a fantastic team and so honoured that we have been recognised for the hard work that takes place both inside and outside of the organisation. I would also like to say a huge congratulations on your awards to my colleagues David and Deborah. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and can’t wait to do it all again next year!”

Next up and the Trust’s ‘Emerging Leader’ was for e-Rostering Project Manager, David Mulligan from Leyland. David was recognised as a future star and a high performer who clearly demonstrates great potential. David was commended for his initiative in finding new ways of doing things and constantly striving to provide the best possible service. He received the award for his proactive attitude and his work in looking to improve both the processes of eRostering and the experience of the end user.

David Mulligan, e-Rostering Project Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:


I am delighted to have been recognised as this year’s Emerging Leader. I was deeply honoured to have been put forward by Wendy and felt so proud to get up on stage and receive my award.

“Myself and the team are committed to providing the best possible service to the networks and are always working to continually develop new and innovative ways of working. The Trust has so many of amazing people working here and any individual achievement is only a result of their collective efforts too. I am so proud to be part of such a dedicated and forward thinking team and would like to say thank you to them as well!”


The final win for ‘Living the Values’ went to Deborah Wiltshire from the Temporary Staffing Team and one of the Trust’s Equality and Diversity Champions. Deborah was nominated for her work in promoting Workforce Race Equality and was recognised for her passion in improving the working experiences of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff. Deborah was recognised for continuously embodying the Trust’s values in everything she does.

Deborah Wiltshire, Temporary Staffing Coordinator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“I was completely stunned to win the Living the Values Award and could not find the words to express how much it meant it to me. I find it extremely fulfilling and rewarding to be able to support staff in times of concern, knowing how I felt when I needed support to.

“I have been one of the Trust’s Equality and Diversity Champion for (TIME HERE). It t is extremely important to me that people’s voices are heard so I have been working with the Equality and Diversity Team to promote Workforce Race Equality across the organisation. The Trust’s values are very much in line with my own personal values and I am extremely passionate about improving the working experiences of BAME staff.

“It was an amazing evening and I haven’t still got over the fact that I won this award. I’d just like to thank Emma for being so fantastic in nominating me, I really am so proud!”

Staff received their awards at the 9th annual Staff Awards ceremony held at The Village Hotel, Blackpool and was sponsored by Corporate Design Company Ltd, Fendix Media, Hempsons, the Innovation Agency, SF Taylor, Creative World, Priory Group of Companies and Newton. to view all the photos from the evening please visit

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