Developing our People and Culture Together

Developing our People and Culture Together

The Trust’s People and Culture strategy has been agreed by the Board and sets out our strategic priorities for the workforce over the next five years. Our overall priority is for Nottinghamshire Healthcare to be a ‘Great Place to Work’. To achieve this we will improve our levels of excellence in staff engagement, equality and compassion to allow us to deliver improved patient care. As part of this, the Trust is going to undertake a review of culture and leadership to help us understand good practice and identify where we need to do things differently and improve. This is a really good opportunity for us to work together across the whole Trust to ensure that we use workforce initiatives that ensure a consistently good staff experience. The Developing Our People and Culture Together programme is a free to use, proven tool devised by the King’s Fund and recommended by NHS Improvement.

This is a short video about the programme, the story so far and the next steps.  

Many thanks to everyone who has already taken part in one of the Focus Groups and/or survey to date. The open and honest conversations that have taken place about your experience of working in our organisation are invaluable in terms of increasing our understanding of the culture of our organisation; from how we work personally, to how we work with other organisations, the strength of leadership that exists at all levels and the impact this has on delivering high quality, safe, effective patient care. 
 
The focus groups are one element of a programme of work that will contribute to making our Trust a great place to work along with the results of the leadership surveys of both staff and stakeholders, leadership workforce analysis, patient experience information and previously gathered information from the NHS staff survey and CQC reports for example.  
 
We will shortly be looking at all of the data gathered to see what this tells us; where there are clear themes emerging in terms of our culture and what we do to share best practice, and how we work together to improve in areas where people’s experience isn’t what we should all be able to expect. 
 
As we enter into the design phase of the programme there will be continued opportunity for people to be directly involved with the project and we will continue to keep you updated on what is happening – so look out for news. 
 
If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch  staffengagement@nottshc.nhs.uk  
 

 

Safeguarding Annual Report 2016/17