Rebecca Kopecek is Deputy Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Portsmouth University Hospitals NHS Trust. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca immediately saw the need to introduce dedicated Staff and Managers’ Support Lines which continue to prove invaluable. These vital services are open daily to provide advice, guidance and signpost to occupational health support and welfare services. The Staff Support Line also provides a centralised route for individuals to support sickness absence, while the Managers’ Support Line enables managers to escalate complex issues and provides additional support including arranging welfare calls for individuals who are not at work.
Nominated by: Caroline Dinenage MP