Developing the Administrative and Clerical Profession Launch
Administrative and Clerical professional standards were formally
launched at a landmark event on Monday 4th July when 200
A&C staff were welcomed by the Trust Chairman, Steve Mycio, to
the first event of its kind for A&C staff.
The special event acknowledged the major contribution A&C
staff make to the Trust. The Chairman spoke of how A&C staff
are fundamental to the quality of care the Trust provides to our
patients and to enabling clinical and non-clinical staff to do
their jobs effectively.
The Chairman outlined the work which had already taken place
including the creation of an A&C advisory group drawn from all
clinical divisions and an A&C advisory group drawn from the
corporate and research and innovation divisions. The groups had
been instrumental in developing the professional standards and a
dedicated A&C centre on Staffnet. Further work will focus on
learning and development opportunities and effective communication.
The Chairman concluded his speech by emphasising the valuable
experience A&C staff hold and the importance of retaining
talented and committed staff.
The delegates also enjoyed inspirational speeches from John
Amaechi (pictured), Non-Executive Director and psychologist and
Margot Johnson, Executive Director of Human and Corporate
Resources. Mags Bradbury, Associate Director of Equality, Diversity
and Inclusion presented a well-received session on unconscious bias
and Stephen Gardner, Director of strategic projects, gave an
informative talk on changes in the NHS with a particular focus on
Putting the professional standards into practice and linking
them into objective setting at appraisals were highlighted and
encouraged by Kash Haroon, OD&T Manager and Sue Britland-Jones,
Strategic Workforce Manager.
Delegates enjoyed a networking lunch and were joined by
Executive Directors and Divisional and Corporate Directors.
The event was kindly sponsored by the Staff Lottery Fund.
A smaller launch event took place at Trafford Hospital yesterday
and one will take place tomorrow at the Dental Hospital. Further
details of these two events will be in next week's Wednesday Weekly
A competition was run for A&C staff to submit a team logo
design to coincide with the launch. The winning logo is now
used on the staffnet site, for branding at the launch event and
through many other channels to show everyone else in the Trust what
the A&C teams are doing. From the 43 entries received, and
after much deliberation, the judging panel chose a winner:
Congratulations to Liz Campbell from the Genetics Department at
Take a look at all the tweets and photos from the day here.