The NHS England Healthcare Support Worker Programme 2023 Awards were marked by a night of jubilant festivities, with the Mid Yorkshire Teaching Trust’s Healthcare Academy clinching the accolade for Excellence in Ongoing Learning and Development. This recognition was bestowed upon them in acknowledgement of their unwavering commitment to perpetual learning and groundbreaking approaches in shaping the future of healthcare professionals.

Under the stewardship of the Trust’s Professional Development and Education Unit (PDEU), the Healthcare Academy plays a pivotal role in furnishing indispensable training, nurturing growth, and offering support to Healthcare Assistants within the Trust. This empowers them to hone their skills, acquire knowledge, and bolster their confidence before transitioning to hospital wards to provide care for patients.

Talib Yaseen, Chief Nursing Officer at Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust, said: “We are incredibly proud to receive this national recognition for our Healthcare Academy’s ongoing commitment to learning and development.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our PDEU team who have taken forward the Academy and put their effort into to ensuring our Healthcare Assistants have access to the best opportunities to develop their skills and confidence, enabling them to provide the highest quality of patient care.”

The NHS England Healthcare Support Worker Programme Awards serve as a unifying platform for healthcare entities and professionals from all corners of the country. It casts a spotlight on exceptional contributions to healthcare education and advancement, honouring those who exhibit unyielding devotion to delivering compassionate patient care while striving for innovation and excellence.

The awards ceremony took place at a special commemorative event at The Oval, London.