R&I Awards

Proud to be awarded Investors in People Silver accreditation

We are extremely proud to be one 14,000 organisations across the world to be awarded an investors in people accreditation, in recognition of the way we develop, support and motivate our research employees.

Dr Rebecca Smith, Deputy Director of Research & Innovation.  “We are delighted to have been awarded a Silver accreditation which is a fantastic achievement for the whole team.  Our One Team One Vision ethos has enabled a team of over 120 research nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists and research support staff to be focused on our goal of improving patient’s health by giving them the opportunity to take part in healthcare research.

We are humbled by the feedback we received from our assessor “Congratulations to everyone in Research and Innovation for achieving such a positive outcome and demonstrating compliance with the Investors in People requirements. It was a pleasure to hear so many positive comments regarding peoples’ experience of working for the Department .

Our results have shown that our people feel they are able to work autonomously in their roles and the structure of the Department supports them to do so. One of our key strengths is supporting our staff to develop their skills, knowledge and clinical qualifications ensuring we are able to put our patients and our people at the centre of everything we do. We are especially proud to be performing higher than industries similar to ours.

About Investors in People

Based on 25 years of leading practice, the Investors in People Standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry

To secure the Bronze award, we had to meet a minimum of 65 evidence accreditation standards.  These standards cover a wide and diverse mix of areas, including, Strategy and Values, Leadership and learning and development.