Our Trust is delighted with its positive and encouraging results from the NHS Staff Survey published this morning.
Results are grouped into nine themes – seven of them aligned to the NHS People Promise as well as Morale and Engagement.
Compared with similar Trusts we came out better than average in eight of the nine themes and level in one.
Trust Chief Executive Paul Roberts said: “Achieving our aims of high quality of care, improved health and reduced inequality in our community depends on our people, our Trust team, feeling valued, supported, and heard.
“That’s why the Staff Survey is so important to us. I am encouraged and proud of the results for Gloucestershire Health and Care, which are a tribute to the work of all of my 5,600 colleagues in what has been another challenging year.
“I also want to thank those in our Trust who manage and supervise colleagues – their stewardship of our teams is greatly appreciated.”
Staff felt generally higher levels of engagement, morale, recognition and learning compared with similar Trusts. They also scored higher than average for being compassionate and inclusive.
Results also showed an improvement on colleagues agreeing the Trust takes positive action on health and well-being, a decrease in the proportion of staff thinking of leaving the Trust, positive increases in staff feeling they have the both the opportunity and ability to access learning and development activity and improved scores on questions relating to support and relationships with immediate line managers.
For the first time this year there was an option to include Bank Staff in the survey process and our Trust chose to do so. Four of the Seven People Promise themes were higher than the bank comparator score.
The Trust’s Human Resources team are analysing the results in detail to develop actions for further improvement at the Trust.
Our Trust’s full results are available on the national website.