6th September 2019
A group of 20 members of staff celebrated this week when they became the first in the Trust to achieve their Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 3 certificate in Team Leading/Supervising Apprenticeship. Their results were also impressive with 17 achieving Distinction.
The certificates were presented to the staff by Chief Executive David Carter who congratulated them on their achievements and held them up as a shining example of the Trust’s values and objectives in action. The staff, who are all at junior management level, managed to balance studying for the qualification while working in their busy day jobs. These include both clinical and non-clinical roles, in areas such as Neonatal Intensive Care, Midwifery, Information, Clinical Biochemistry, Supplies, Obesity Research, Inpatient Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, IT, Respiratory Medicine and Theatres.
The CMI course, which is delivered by HAWK Training, was launched in January 2018, and offers the opportunity for personal and professional development as a manager, leading to career progression and a nationally recognised leadership/management qualification.
Two of the staff also received special awards from HAWK – The ‘Most Grown as a Manager’ award went to Lead Innovation and Quality (NICU) Claire Adamson, and the ‘Above and Beyond’ Award was presented to Kelly Smith Rose, Principal Technician of Procurement (Pharmacy). Both were promoted during the course of their studies.
For more information on apprenticeships email [email protected] or telephone 01582 718 013.
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.