Our Story

Proud2bOps is a national network that Energises, Connects and Develops Operational Managers and Leaders working within provider health and care organisations, including; community, acute, primary, mental health, independent, voluntary and ambulance sectors.

Meet Emma

The Proud2bOps story began in 2017 with a passionate and determined Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Emma Challans-Rasool. Emma had a burning desire to create a professional network for senior operational leaders in the NHS, but to her surprise, she found that such a network didn't exist!

Undeterred, Emma rolled up her sleeves and set about gathering a group of like-minded Deputy Chief Operating Officers who shared her vision. Together, they collaborated and shaped the beginnings of what would become the Proud2bOps movement.

This group collaborated to define Proud2bOps' core values and purpose, which have since become the guiding principles for the entire community. Thanks to Emma's determination and the hard work of the founding members, the movement has grown into a thriving network that supports, connects, and inspires operational leaders in the NHS and beyond.

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Our Values

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Safety

Trust, respect, compassion, mentorship, inclusion, and diversity.

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Development

Learning, curiosity, idea generation, leadership, and improvement.

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Recognition

Positivity, passion, celebration, energy, reward, and FUN!

Our Values

Safety

Safety

Trust, respect, compassion, mentorship, inclusion, and diversity.

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Development

Learning, curiosity, idea generation, leadership, and improvement.

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Recognition

Positivity, passion, celebration, energy, reward, and FUN!

The Regional Networks

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The Regional Networks

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Nominations/Awards

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Nominations
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HSJ Partnership Award Finalist 2023
Proud2bOps, in partnership with #SharingElectiveStuff, was named a finalist for the HSJ Partnership Award 2023. The nomination recognises their innovative approach to improving elective surgery operations, and their commitment to driving positive change in the healthcare industry. As a finalist, Proud2bOps demonstrated excellence and dedication to improving patient outcomes through collaboration and partnership.
HSJ Partnership Award Winner 2022
Proud2bOps was named the winner of the "Workforce and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year Award" at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022. The award is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and innovation of the Proud2bOps team, and their commitment to improving the healthcare industry as a whole. By winning this award, Proud2bOps has set a new standard for excellence in workforce and well-being initiatives.
HSJ Partnership Award Winner 2021
Proud2bOps and Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT have been announced as the winners of the award for "A Senior Operational Movement: Energising, Connecting and Developing Operational Leaders". This award celebrates the impressive achievements of the partnership in developing and implementing programs that have helped to energise, connect and develop operational leaders within the healthcare industry.

Services

Proud2bOps offers three core services: Network Development, Programs of Professional Development, and Workshops. These services provide exceptional value and support to healthcare professionals seeking to advance their careers and make a positive impact in their organisations.

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Events

Discover the world of operations with Proud2bOps Events! Browse our programme of upcoming sessions and events including webinars, workshops, and conferences covering a wide range of topics in the healthcare field. Ready to explore? Click below!

Membership

Energising, Connecting and Developing Operational Managers and Leaders across health and care.