7 March 2017

Hospital and community health staff would recommend Trust as a place to work or receive care


Majority of staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would recommend the Trust to a friend or family member as a place to be treated.

THE MAJORITY of staff (81% compared to the national average of 68%) working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would be happy recommending the Trust to a friend or family member as a place to be treated.

More staff than the national average would also recommend the Trust as a place to work according to the latest NHS staff survey published today (7 March 2017).

Most importantly the majority of staff said they were satisfied with the quality of work and patient care they delivered and more staff felt satisfied with the resources and support they have than the average.

All 16,000 members of staff employed at the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Charles Clifford and Weston Park hospitals as well as community health services staff were given the opportunity to complete the survey.

The Trust scored better than the national average in a number of other areas, including:

  • Fairness and effectiveness of procedures for reporting errors, near misses and incidents
  • Good communication between senior management and staff
  • Staff confidence and security in reporting unsafe clinical practice


Staff felt that the Trust had also shown improvements:

  • In how well it engages with staff. The score for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was 3.82 this year compared to the average for NHS Trusts of 3.79
  • Staff feeling supported by their managers and reporting good communication with senior managers
  • Effective use of patient feedback – listening to patients and making changes and improvements based on their feedback
  • Staff believing that the Trust provides equal opportunities for career progression/ development
  • More staff feeling the organisation is trying to do more to look after their health and wellbeing

Chief Executive, Sir Andrew Cash said: “How our staff feel is incredibly important and so I am pleased that the survey shows further improvements in a number of areas and that the majority of our staff would recommend the Trust as a place to receive care or indeed work.

"The survey also highlights areas where we need to continue to support our staff particularly in the current challenging climate. Helping staff achieve a healthy work/life balance continues to be a priority, as well as doing all we can to ensure our staff are fully supported and encouraged at work. We will be looking carefully at this feedback and making even more improvements to benefit everyone who works in our hospitals and community services.”

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