This award recognises an impressive culture of staff engagement and leadership, which in turn means staff are equipped and able to deliver the very best level of health services to local people. Investors in People (IiP) is the standard based on the principle that a happy and healthy workforce is an effective workforce.
The Gold accreditation is achieved through both CCGs reaching specified quality standards for developing employees, improving performance and realising objectives through effective management. The assessment process included interviewing staff from all departments on a range of topics including learning and development, training, leadership, involvement and recognition.
As well as recognising the efficient and effective leadership of both CCGs, which helps to retain staff, the award additionally delivers an external recognition of quality which attracts high quality employees. Amanda Lyes, chief corporate services officer for both CCGs said: ”Delivering the best of healthcare to people in Suffolk can only be achieved by having a motivated staff which cares about its work. Both our CCGs are committed to ensuring that every member of staff is able and committed to delivering our vision of a long and healthy life for everyone in the county. “Our CCGs are only one year old so it is particularly pleasing that so much has been achieved in such a short time. The fact that we are the only two CCGs in central and eastern England to have been awarded an IiP accreditation highlights just how hard everyone has worked to be the very best they can be. In the last twelve months our staff has already made possible the delivery of a brand new 24/7 stroke service, the introduction of a new early intervention service for dementia patients, reduced the number of patients having unnecessary hip and knee operations and helped patients recover more quickly at home rather than a hospital bed. “Every member of staff should be proud of this achievement.”
Chief Corporate Services Officer