NHS Professionals International and their partners in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS (SYBICS) are celebrating after becoming Finalists in the HSJ Partnership Award for Staffing Solution of the Year.

The HSJ Partnership Awards celebrate outstanding partnerships and collaborations across the NHS.  The Staffing Solution of the Year Award specifically recognises organisations working together to reduce reliance on agency staff, supported by evidence of innovation and providing value for money service.

The partnership between NHS Professionals International and SYBICS has focused on bolstering local workforce with highly skilled international nurses.  Even during the pandemic, over 360 nurses arrived in the SYBICS region to support staffing and provide care for thousands of patients across five different NHS Trusts.

Commenting on the nomination, Ben Chico, Workforce Transformation Lead at SYBICS, said:

“Through this partnership, our Partner Trusts were facilitated to take forward international recruitment at pace, working together via senior nursing teams to agree effective onboarding, training and support. We are very pleased South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has been nominated for this award as it reflects the strong partnership working, and demonstrable results, that our trusts have created together with NHS Professionals International.”

Hadrien Kieffer, Director, NHS Professionals International, added:

“We are delighted to be finalists for the Staffing Solution of the Year award.  In the most difficult time any of us can remember, we have continued to support SYBICS’ staffing needs with a consistent supply of highly skilled international nurses.   SYBICS are focused on delivering the best possible patient experience, and it is a pleasure to partner with them in that aim.”

The results of the HSJ Partnership Awards will be announced on 24th March 2022.  Details about this partnership, and all of the nominations, can be seen on the official Awards website: https://partnership.hsj.co.uk/