Timeline:

5th March 2019
' Nominations open '
26th April 2019
' Nominations close '
24th June 2019
' Shortlist announced '
10th July 2019
' Awards ceremony '

Vicki Harvey-Piper, NHS Kingston & Richmond CCGs

WWA-L-Vicki Harvey-Piper, NHS Kingston & Richmond CCGs

London

Vicki Harvey-Piper, NHS Kingston and Richmond CCGs, said: “I am both delighted and honoured to have received this award. It is testament to the hard work of our Ways of Working group, who have provided the ‘staff voice’ and worked hard to improve the working lives of employees. Our staff are our most important asset, so it is important they know we are committed to their wellbeing. We are also very proud to have signed the Time to Change Employers Pledge, which captures our commitment to supporting our staff through whatever mental health challenges they may face and removing workplace stigma.”

Vicki has worked for over 25 years in a variety of communications and engagement roles in both the private and public sector. She began her career in the NHS in 2003 when she joined the HR team at Richmond Primary Care Trust leading on initiatives to improve the working lives of staff. She went on to become associate director of communications and engagement until 2011. In 2012 she joined West London Mental Health Trust as director of communications and involvement before returning to Richmond to lead on organisational development. Vicki became director of corporate affairs & governance for Kingston and Richmond CCGs in 2017. Whilst her current role includes a wide portfolio, her focus is on ensuring employees have a healthy working environment and in particular are supported when experiencing mental health issues.

Nominated by: Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP