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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. 

Positive outcomes for HPFT in NHS Staff Survey 2020 results

The results of the 2020 NHS Staff Survey and it proved to be another year of great results for HPFT.

They showed that our staff overwhelmingly believe that what each of them does makes a positive difference to the lives of service users and the care of service users and is our top priority, regardless of where people work in the Trust or their job role. 

Over three quarters of staff would recommend HPFT as a place to work and that over three quarters would recommend the Trust to their own family and friends if they needed our care.

Staff felt valued, respected and supported in a culture where they feel safe, where they can raise concerns, and where they feel motivated and supported to give the best of care. 

As everyone knows, 2020 was a year like no other due to COVID-19 and all of the difficulties that this presented NHS organisations. The Trust welcomes the detailed feedback that the survey gives.

The Trust did particularly well in looking after the Health and Wellbeing of staff, with a very positive response showing a significant improvement on last year’s, in an area the Trust had done well on then and despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.

Comparing HPFT to the rest of the NHS across all questions, 57 out of 78 of our scores were above the national average for the 52 similar Trusts that the Trust is compared to.

Morale is high and there was great feedback about the support staff get from immediate managers.  The ratings of Staff Engagement, Quality of Care and the Trust’s Safety Culture are among the highest in the country. 

The survey results and associated documentation can be viewed here 

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.

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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