At Milton Keynes University Hospital, we are committed to supporting the development of our staff and allowing them to be the driving force behind everything that we do. #TeamMKUH represents all staff across our hospital and is our way of demonstrating our commitment and dedication to the individuals that make up our organisation.
There are a number of ways in which we provide staff with the opportunity to have their voice heard and show our appreciation for all the work that they do. Some of these are outlined below:
In May 2017, we launched the Event in the Tent – our biggest ever internal engagement event for staff and volunteers of the hospital, providing them with a platform for sharing ideas and building up relationships from across the Trust. We have now run this event twice and it has become a real highlight in the staff calendar, where new initiatives are developed and our ways of working are challenged so that we continue to provide an excellent level of service for our patients. The #TeamMKUH brand was a result of a staff idea at the Event in the Tent.
To read more about the event, please click here.
The staff awards are our annual way of recognising and celebrating staff achievements from across the Trust. From the amazing work going on in one department to improve patient care to the individual who consistently goes above and beyond, the staff awards are an opportunity for all staff and departments to be recognised.
Over the last two years, the event has been held at the Doubletree Hotel, Stadium:MK with over 250 staff in attendance. Take a look at the photos from 2017 on our Facebook page here.
The Datix system is well known across the NHS for documenting things that have gone wrong to mitigate the chance of them happening again. In 2017, following significant national research, we launched GREATix – a chance to share some great work that an individual or team has done to look at how we can learn from the positives and share best practice.
All members of staff are able to put forward the work of others if they believe this is an opportunity that we can share. In the first year of being launched, over 300 GREATix’s have been submitted and the success has led to a number of changes being made across departments.