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Award winners with their certificates.

NHS Staff from across the West Yorkshire region came together last week at Wakefield College to celebrate their success. Staff from NHS Yorkshire and Humber including those from Trusts in Bradford, Calderdale, Huddersfield and from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, gathered at the iconic Castleford Campus to celebrate successfully completing courses through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

This year saw almost over 50 learners complete the pilot ILM Certificate in First Line Management course through the College’s commercial training arm, Services to Business. The course is designed to give practising or aspiring first line managers a solid foundation in their formal development as managers. As part of the course, staff also undertook work-based assignments which evaluated specific service issues related to their field of work. Projects included ‘Automation of patient lists’, ’Introducing software engineering standard practices to facilitate managing projects’ and ‘Process improvement for complaints handling.’ 

Commenting on the project, College Principal Sam Wright said, “The NHS staff who have completed a programme of study have worked extremely hard to balance the demands of their role with their studies and attendance at workshops, and have produced work-based assignments of excellent quality.

“Many of the change management projects are now being implemented within the Trusts and are having a significant impact on service delivery. We as a College are delighted that we have been able to run this pilot programme and play our part in helping the NHS deliver the vital services they provide.”

The programme is now being further extended, with a new cohort set to enrol on the course in the New Year.


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DATE: 18 October, 2011

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