27 April 2016
Staff at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust are among the most likely in the NHS to recommend the trust they work for, both for its clinical care and as an employer. The Trust received 4.22 from a possible 5 in a recent NHS staff survey question which asked staff if they would recommend their workplace. This figure is among the highest of all trusts in the NHS. The national average for acute trusts is 3.76.
The recent survey, which was conducted last October and November, showed that staff engagement at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals is also very high (4.03 out of 5), above the average of 3.8 for acute hospitals, and staff motivation was 4.02 out of 5.
However, the survey identified room for improvement in some areas. For example, although the proportion of staff having appraisals has increased, the score of 74 per cent is still below the national average of 88 per cent.
Carol Johnson, HR director at the Trust, said: “Results such as these 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.”