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Our staff

We employ over 3,000 staff.  They are the key to our success and we want them to feel motivated, engaged and valued. We recognise that a happy workforce provides the very best care for our service users. 

Top of the League for Staff Motivation in NHS National Staff Survey

In 2016 National NHS Staff Survey rated HPFT as the top trust for staff motivation for the secondyear running. A total of 70% of staff agreed that: “If a friend or relative needed treatment, I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation.” It is a fantastic achievement and validates all the hard work we have done to ensure our staff have the best possible working environment and the support they need to fulfil their roles.

Supporting our staff

Staff Networks
We have six staff networks which reflect the diversity of the organisation: BME, mental health, women, disability, LGBT and carers. The networks offer a great opportunity to connect with other people, share information and ideas and receive support.

Health and wellbeing
We are committed to the health and wellbeing of all our staff.  In 2016/17 we introduced our Staff Health and Wellbeing Strategy as well as a number of events including: mini-health checks, fun runs, team challenges and mindfulness programmes which were piloted in four locations.

The monthly Inspire Awards offer an excellent opportunity to recognise and reward those members of staff who consistently demonstrate our values. Our annual Staff Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individual staff, teams and volunteers.

Staff engagement
Throughout the year we run a number of events which give our Executive Team an opportunity to listen and respond to feedback and for staff to discuss their ideas and have a real say in key decisions.

Our Big Listen and Local Listen events are very popular. As a result of the Executive Team taking on board comments from staff we introduced initiatives including: creating a health and social committee, relaunching our ban bullying pledge and introducing the bullying and harassment helpline.

Members of the Executive Team are also present at our bi annual Good to Great roadshows which give staff the perfect opportunity to input into the continued development of our ‘Good to Great’ strategy.

The Schwartz Rounds are an integral and increasingly popular form of staff engagement. They are delivered across our sites and provide a structured forum where all staff can come together to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare.







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