I recently shared the results of the NHS Staff Survey and said to our staff we would keep them up to date with how we will improve.
As well as taking on board what the 43 per cent of our staff who completed the survey told us, our staff networks have shared their personal stories and ideas.
With this feedback in mind, our Executive team and I have agreed five areas of staff experience to focus on this year, listed below.
I hope colleagues agree these are areas we must build upon, and that they demonstrate we will act on what they have told us. We will only get best out of our staff if everyone feels respected, valued, and supported to provide great patient care.
Developing our leadership and talent
- We are introducing a new leadership development programme in partnership with the King’s Fund
- Our Elements leadership course for line managers will be accredited by the Chartered Management Institute
Modernising how we employ
- We will change the way we recruit to ensure we select more fairly and more quickly
- Every post we advertise will be open to flexible working
Prioritising staff wellbeing
- 90 per cent of staff will have had a My Conversation which focuses on their wellbeing, between April and October
- We will act on staff ideas to support those of our staff most affected by the rising cost of living
Giving staff a voice that counts
- A new ‘Shadow Executive’, made up of staff from across our Trust, will directly advise our Executive team on decisions
- We will seek to develop leaders who treat their teams with respect and hold to account those who bully or harass
Supporting our communities
- Create more opportunities for residents of our three boroughs to work and gain experience in the NHS