More than 150 people attend Trust's first Administrators Conference
25 April 2018

More than 150 people attend Trust's first Administrators Conference

More than 150 people from right across Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) came together for the first Administrators Conference.

People working in administrative roles make up more than 20% of the organisation's 5,000-strong workforce, helping to provide NHS services in clinics, hospitals and in the community.

At the Charis Centre in Crawley on Wednesday 25 April, SCFT launched a new one-stop-shop for administrators to access career development, learning opportunities and to share skills. 

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive at SCFT, said: "The work our administrators do plays a vital role in keeping SCFT and the people that rely on our services going.

"Today’s event is about celebrating the work that our administrators do and it’s also about making sure that we all have the opportunity to learn new skills and the space to share our stories of life at SCFT.

"We wanted to let all of our administrators know just how much we value them."

Introducing the conference Siobhan Melia was pleased to announce that three administrators had been nominated for 2018 NHS Unsung Hero Awards.

Attendees then heard from a panel of previous administrators who have found careers in the NHS in a wide range of areas from Human Resources, programme support and senior operational management.  

Workshops including assertiveness, communicating for impact, health record keeping, resilience and quality improvement.

Exhibitions later in the day include the Kent Surrey and Sussex Leadership Academy, SCFT Nurseries, Human Resources and Organisational Development, SCFT staff benefits and Trade Unions.

The day was organised as part of a concerted effort across the Trust to act on staff feedback, provide development opportunities and to improve communications and engagement.