Better Care

Silver service! BCHC earns new Investors in People award

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BCHC has been awarded 'silver' Investors in People (IiP) status following a recent reassessment.

The award means that BCHC is ranked in the top 2,000 organisations nationally who currently hold the standard, which recognises an employer's commitment to realising the full potential of its workforce.

The reaccreditation followed the Trust's success in gaining an IiP bronze award initially in 2009, when BCHC  became one of the first health sector organisations to achieve that level of accreditation.

IiP Bronze standard was awarded again in 2013, when BCHC narrowly missed out on silver by just seven evidence requirements.

Director of compliance and assurance Joanne Thurston said the Trust was confident of earning silver status, hence the decision to go for early reassessment.

“To go from bronze to silver in just 12 months is no mean feat so I am delighted we have achieved it," she said.

BCHC is committed to enabling every member of staff to fulfil their potential.
"This, together with the improvements we saw in the 2013 staff survey reflect that, over the last year, we have been able to put things in place which are helping to make our staff feel better engaged and supported at work, which is very positive.

“We will be looking at the results in more detail to see what areas we can improve upon further and aiming to ‘go for gold’ in the next two years!"

Only 864 (six per cent) of the 15,000 organisations nationally with IiP accreditation hold the silver award. The gold award is held by 1,047 (seven per cent) of the total accredited while the bronze award is held by 1,123 (seven per cent). The remainder hold 'standard' accreditation.

Click here for more information about Investors in People.