External inspections and benchmarking confirm that HPFT is a great place to work and receive services:

  • We are very proud to be one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts across the country to receive an 'Outstanding' rating by the CQC.  This is the CQC's highest possible rating and followed visits made to many of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust’s sites during February and March 2019. We are the only trust in the East of England to be rated as 'Outstanding'.  Your can read the full report here.
  • The results of the 2020 NHS Staff Survey 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 that the care of service users and is our top priority. Staff told us that they would recommend HPFT as a place to work and as a place for their friends and family to receive care. They feel 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. They were particularly positive about how HPFT looked after their Health and Wellbeing despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. The survey results and associated documentation can be viewed here.