JUCD Wellbeing initiative shortlisted for PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards

Joined Up Care Derbyshire’s Wellbeing team has been shortlisted for a prestigious Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Award.

Shortlisted for the Best Partnership/Collaboration, JUCD Wellbeing is one of seven finalists in this category commending collaborations of two or more public or private sector bodies who are working together to provide a more seamless, efficient, and integrated service, demonstrating systemic leadership.

JUCD’s Wellbeing partnership involves a collaboration of over eight anchor organisations; including local authority, acute and community NHS, Primary Care, Community, Voluntary and Social enterprises and select private sector partners operating across health and social care sectors throughout Derbyshire and North Staffordshire.

The collaborative enterprise has been recognised for its excellent efforts, joining together to develop and deliver an improved and equitable wellbeing service which offers support to a wider workforce across the system.

Jerry Sanderson, Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Corporate Services and Transformation, Derbyshire County Council said:

“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for this year’s PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards, in recognition of the hard work and commitment demonstrated by everyone across the organisations who are working collectively to develop the wellbeing service.

“The collaborative partnership was initiated in response to the pandemic, focussing on a joined-up approach to support our collective colleagues.

“It created an opportunity for all the organisation’s wellbeing leads to work together, allowing us to highlight best practice and share our insight, resources and learning with each other.

“This joint approach has enabled us to develop an improved and expanded wellbeing service for our colleagues that could never have been realised by the organisations in isolation.”

James Buckley, ICB Head of Wellbeing and Workforce Health Services said:

“The JUCD Wellbeing Service has revolutionised the health and wellbeing culture within our constituent organisations.

“Historically within each organisation, resources have been finite, and the wellbeing offers have largely comprised of reactive only service-solutions, often lacking in meaningful engagement.

“This collaborative approach, a joining of knowledge, resources and skills, has enabled us to establish a person-centred model of sustainable, accessible and equitable preventative wellbeing support.

“Furthermore, the partnership allows us to work collaboratively to help raise the profile of the support systems and services available, enabling us to deliver support to more colleagues across the system.

“Being shortlisted for this award is a credit to our hardworking and dedicated wellbeing team, who continuously strive to deliver a fully comprehensive service to support our colleagues health and wellbeing.”

The team will find out if they have won the award for the Best Partnership/Collaboration at the PPMA Awards on 27th April at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.