Nottingham CityCare CIC Partnership, Nottingham’s largest provider of NHS community healthcare is up for two national awards this November.

Staff and a programme run by Nottingham CityCare are through to the final in this year’s prestigious Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards, one of the health and care sector’s leading prize schemes.

preceptorship.jpgOur Preceptorship Programme has been announced as a finalist in the ‘Preceptorship Programme of the Year’ category reaching the shortlist for supporting newly registered nurses, and those new to roles in the community. The transition from student nurse to newly registered nurse has never been a bigger step than now and one that requires the foundation provided by an appropriate preceptorship programme.

Supporting and nurturing new nurses and midwives during their vital first year means they can flourish and make the vital contribution for which they trained.

A good preceptorship can also make the difference between a newly registered nurse remaining with an employer or deciding to take their skills elsewhere and, in some cases, leave nursing altogether.  Nottingham CityCare’s Preceptorship Programme has reported the maximum score for meeting outcomes and early indications show signs that this is supporting retention. Nottingham CityCare is the first organisation in the Midlands to be awarded the National Preceptorship Award Interim Quality Mark.

carolin.pngThe second category Nottingham CityCare has been shortlisted for is ‘Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year’; Carolin Tomlinson, the organisation’s Reducing Inequalities Lead / Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is up for the award. Carolin who also won the Nottingham CityCare’s annual staff award earlier this year for ‘Valuing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ was nominated to recognise the significant improvement and continued commitment to championing equality, diversity and inclusion in the health and care workforce. Carolin has actively sort to eliminate discrimination and championed equality across the protected characteristics. Carolin supports employees from minority ethnic backgrounds and promotes diversity in age, disability, gender or sexual orientation, ensuring equal access to opportunities and progression.

Lou Bainbridge, Chief Executive of Nottingham CityCare said:

“I am so proud of the staff involved in the Preceptorship Programme as I know how much hard work has gone into the support they provide to our newly registered nurses and anyone new to their community role. It is lovely to see their efforts are being acknowledged in being shortlisted for an award.

“To see Carolin shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year Award is so wonderful to see. Carolin works so hard within the organisation. Carolin has encouraged staff members to value their worth and access opportunities to enhance their career development. Carolin is an experienced leader who has worked with the Integrated Care System (ICS) regional partners in developing a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders Programme for staff with the offer of coaching support.

“It is wonderful to be shortlisted in one category, but to be shortlisted in two is a true honour and testament to our amazing staff, who provide such important health care and treatment for our local community.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 21 November 2023 at the Hilton London Metropole.

Date published: 24 August 2023