This week I was delighted to confirm the launch of our PHT Staff Benefits Brochure. For the first time, we have a brochure which provides a comprehensive list of benefits available to us all, as employees of PHT. This brochure was developed following feedback from phase two of our three-year Culture Change Programme, when our Culture Change Agents received feedback from many of you that it would be helpful to see all of the benefits available to us, in one place.
In addition to the range of benefits which were available previously, we are pleased to be able to offer two brand new schemes, one which provides reduced cost lease cars and in particular, those which are less harmful to the environment. The other is a scheme which offers benefits when purchasing home electronics. Both schemes are now available through a salary sacrifice scheme via a partnership we have developed with NHS Fleet Solutions.
Thank you to our Culture Change Agents and our Workforce Team for pulling this together so promptly. I would like us to be in a position where we could add additional benefits in future years, once our financial position improves.
As part of our Board Development Programme, we had the opportunity to welcome Dr Habib Naqvi, Deputy Director of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) team at NHSE, and Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NHS Employers. The session formed part of a series of development sessions which are planned to take place over the coming months to raise awareness of, and to celebrate, the diversity of individuals and teams, which make PHT what it is today. It was a thought provoking morning, driving home the importance of this agenda.
I was delighted to be informed by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), that we have been shortlisted in no fewer than 10 categories as part of their HSJ Annual Awards. Our short-listed nominations include:
Thanks especially to all who are working part of, or throughout, the BH weekend.