Presenting the award, Interim Chief Executive Ellen Armistead said: “I was over the moon when I found out you are the winners. I know you go above and beyond.
“It's a real testament to the efforts of the team that we have such a successful programme with international recruitment. You make people feel welcome and become part of the CHFT family.
“I really admire that you just so quietly and graciously get on with this in the background. You don't shout about yourselves as much as you should, because you're absolutely amazing, and I'm just glad that this star award gives us a real opportunity to highlight the amazing achievements that you've all brought to the trust.”
Clinical Educator Vicki Scurrah said: “They really have worked their fingers to the bone. The phrase above and beyond doesn’t even begin to describe what they do daily.”
The team (Devon Marsh, Mary Crowther, Lesley Norcliffe and Amanda McGrath) were nominated by Clinical Educator, Leanne Grice.
Here’s some of what the nomination said: “Throughout 2021, the clinical education team have increased international nurse recruitment aiming to achieve 70 international nurses to gain UK registration by 2022. They have worked tirelessly from recruiting our international colleagues to arrival in the UK, arranging accommodation and then welcoming them into CHFT and preparing them for their OSCE. They provide a short intensive programme often with multiple cohorts running simultaneously. They have a 100% pass rate by the second test over 90% of applicants have passed on their first test. They demonstrate the four pillars in everything that they do.”