The NHS staff survey provides a detailed insight into how staff feel about culture, their wellbeing, levels of engagement and motivation, equality, diversity and inclusion, safety and quality of care at their place of work.
Staff at all NHS trusts in England are asked to give their views on a number of themes which help to shape the picture of what that trust is like as a place to work and to receive care.
This year, for the fourth year running, we have scored highest of all acute and acute and community Trusts in Greater Manchester in several of the key areas.
In particular, staff at the Trust have highlighted key areas such as strong team dynamics and support, making a difference, and trust to do their job as being amongst the best parts of working for the Trust.
As expected, there is always room for improvement, and we’re working through the results to identify how we can build on staff feedback to make their working experience even better. These include having the tools needed to do the job well, supporting staff who have experienced discrimination, and helping our staff work flexibly to support work/life balance.
James Mawrey, Director of People and Deputy Chief Executive said:
“I’m thrilled that for the fourth year running, our staff are telling us that this is a place they want to be. We know how hard they work day in, day out, particularly in recent times, and the fact that they feel supported and valued whilst they do so makes me incredibly proud.
“It’s wonderful to hear that so many of our staff think that this is a brilliant place to work and one that provides high quality of care.
“It’s really important to me too that we don’t just hear about the good, and that’s why we won’t be resting on our laurels. Staff have highlighted some areas where things could be better, and we want to absolutely focus on those so that we can make their working lives even better.
“We know that engaged and valued staff provide the highest standards of care, and I’m so pleased that we are yet again considered one of the best places locally.”