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Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 25 August 2019

Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 25 August 2019
27 August 2019

Dear colleagues,

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:

  • Freedom to Speak Up Organisation of The Year
  • The Driving Efficiency Through Technology category- in relation to Bedview, the bed management developed in-house by our very own IT Team
  • Professor Anoop Chauhan, Director of Research and Innovation, and Consultant Respiratory Physician, is a finalist for Clinical Leader of the Year
  • The Modern Innovative SolutionS Improving Outcomes iN Asthma, Breathlessness and COPD (Mission ABC) project has been shortlisted in an impressive seven categories. Mission ABC, developed by our Research and Innovation Department, is a multi-disciplinary integrated care model delivering exceptional health outcomes in patients with asthma, breathlessness and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.To be shortlisted in any of the categories is an achievement in itself, but we will need to wait until later in the year, before the winners are announced. Either way, I’m sure you will join me in congratulating the teams and individuals listed above, as its great to see them recognised in this way, as they fly the flag for PHT. 

Thanks especially to all who are working part of, or throughout, the BH weekend.


Mark Cubbon

Chief Executive

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