Healthy re­sponse in study

NHS sur­vey shows trust’s staff highly likely to rec­om­mend it

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper goolis­tan.cooper@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

STAFF at Royal Bromp­ton & Harefield NHS Foun­da­tion Trust are among the most likely in the NHS to rec­om­mend the trust they work for.

In the most re­cent NHS Staff Sur­vey, it achieved 4.22 from a pos­si­ble five for the ques­tion which asked staff if they would rec­om­mend their or­gan­i­sa­tion for its clin­i­cal care and as an em­ployer.

This fig­ure was among the high­est of all trusts, with the na­tional av­er­age for acute trusts (hospi­tals) be­ing 3.76.

The sur­vey aims to gather in­for­ma­tion on how NHS em­ploy­ees re­gard their place of work, and use it to im­prove well­be­ing for staff and pa­tient care.

It is not the first time staff have spo­ken favourably of their em­ploy­ers. Last year Royal Bromp­ton Hos­pi­tal was named one of the best places to work in the NHS.

The sur­vey was con­ducted last Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber, and also showed that staff en­gage­ment at Royal Bromp­ton and Harefield hospi­tals was very high (4.03 out of five), above the av­er­age of 3.8 for acute hospi­tals, and staff mo­ti­va­tion across the trust was 4.02 out of five.

But it did also iden­tify some ar­eas where there was room for im­prove­ment. For ex­am­ple, al­though the pro­por­tion of staff hav­ing ap­praisals had in­creased, the score of 74% is still be­low the na­tional av­er­age of 88%.

Carol Johnson, HR di­rec­tor at the trust, said: “Th­ese re­sults build a pos­i­tive pic­ture of what it is like to work at our hospi­tals and help us to at­tract and re­tain the high­est cal­i­bre of pro­fes­sion­als. We are al­ways keen to iden­tify what we do well and where we can im­prove, so by tak­ing on board all el­e­ments of the sur­vey we will be best placed to cre­ate an even bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment for pa­tients and staff.”

n GOOD RE­PORT: Staff at the Royal Bromp­ton & Harefield Trust were among those most likely to rec­om­mend their own hospi­tals

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