North West Coast AHSN recognised as investor in people

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) has been awarded with the Investors in People Silver standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their team.

Based at the leading science and innovation park, Sci-Tech Daresbury, the NWC AHSN was set up in 2013 as part of the government’s Innovation, Health and Wellbeing strategy to encourage innovation in the healthcare sector. The organisation employs staff with wide range experience in health, business and academia.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Commenting on the award, Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive at the NWC AHSN, said:

“I am delighted to announce that our organisation has been recognised with the Investors in People silver accreditation.

“Despite only being a relatively new organisation, we have managed to achieve one of the most prestigious honours that any business can attain. This accolade confirms we have the systems in place to effectively pursue our aims of embedding innovative services across the NHS to improve patient outcomes.

“My thanks go to my team for their hard work and dedication in order to meet the standards required.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said:

“Achieving the Investors in People Silver standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company which is very committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate the NWC AHSN on their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for the NWC AHSN and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their Silver accreditation, the NWC AHSN is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

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