NHS partnership with OCB Media wins Outstanding Collaborative Leadership award

7th December 2015

OCB Media and University Hospital of Leicester have won an award for their pioneering e-learning work at this year’s East Midlands NHS Recognition Awards.

NHS leaders from across the East Midlands came together at Scalford Hall in Melton Mowbray on 3rd December to celebrate the winners at the prestigious award ceremony. Amongst nine categories, OCB Media won the ‘Outstanding Collaborative Leadership” award in partnership with the learning and organisational team at the University Hospital of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust.

The award was presented in respect of the work provided to develop and improve the statutory and mandatory training performance across UHL. It also highlighted the impact that the training has had on patient and staff safety at the trust.

Compliance for mandatory training across 12,000 staff at UHL was 40% in July 2013. After the deployment of the e-learning modules, developed with OCB Media, this figure rose to 95% in March 2015. Further to this, the reduction in time taken to complete and assess e-learning saved the trust over £1 million in the first year alone.

‎Bina Kotecha, assistant director of Learning and Organisational Development at UHL NHS Trust, commented “The partnership with OCB Media has been fantastic leading to many organisational benefits and changes in behaviour and practice. We were very proud to collect this award alongside Dr. Nicholas Blackwell”

It is the latest in a long line of awards that OCB Media e-learning resources have won, including three from the British Medical Association.

Dr. Nicholas Blackwell, managing director of OCB comments “We are delighted to have partnered with UHL to help them achieve the recognition that this award acknowledges. It is exciting to see that e-learning resources that we have developed make such a difference to a trust.”

If you would like to look into ways of solving training issues in a cost effective manner, or learn about how OCB were able to help UHL achieve their targets, contact Martin Robinson, Digital Learning Manager on 0116 285 5993 or email