Gold medal in the NHS London Sports and Physical Activity Challenge

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Nicola Grinstead

We have been awarded a gold medal in the NHS London Sports and Physical Activity Challenge.

The panel of judges were “impressed with the activities available and our ideas to build on the ‘Games effect’ in mobilising and motivating staff to participate in a wide range of events.”

Staff across Guy’s and St Thomas’ have been invited to compete in a staff competition over the summer which is built around the five key Olympic and Paralympic themes. It will give teams the chance to show their skills and creative talents when it comes to fundraising, volunteering, getting healthy, changing the way that we work and creating positive memories of 2012. The winners will be announced later this year at our annual Trust awards ceremony.

“We are keen to encourage staff to be inspired to get more active and the Games period is a great time to think about this” says Michelle D’Arcy, who looks after staff rewards and benefits at the Trust. “We already have a ‘workplace activator’ programme where members of staff encourage their colleagues to make exercise part of their daily routine, and many other opportunities have arisen as a our health and well-being programme that we are linking with the Games celebrations.

Deputy Divisional Director for operations, Nicola Grinstead, attended the medal ceremony yesterday presented by the Department of Health (9 July) to collect the gold award. “We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this award! Staff have put a tremendous amount of effort in to improving their health and well-being, and leaving a lasting legacy beyond 2012.”

Last updated: July 2012

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