Working for Oxleas gets thumbs up from staff

Simon Hart (tallest at back) with colleagues from trust headquarters Pinewood House
Simon Hart (tallest at back) with colleagues from trust headquarters Pinewood House

Results from the 2013 national staff survey results published this week show us to be the best place to work of comparable NHS trusts in London and the South East. In fact, we have been consistently the best or among the best over the past four years.

In eight areas we achieved the best scores nationally. These include the numbers of staff recommending Oxleas as a place to work and be treated, satisfaction with the level of care given and staff who agree that their role makes a positive difference to patients.  

Simon Hart, Director, Human Resources and Organisational Development, said: "I am delighted that staff continue to rate Oxleas as one of the very best organisations in London and the South East. This shows that we are maintaining high levels of staff satisfaction and continuing to provide the very highest quality care to patients and users of our services."

The annual survey is administered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which compares Oxleas with other trusts who provide mental health and learning disability services; a number of whom, like us, also provide community health services.

The CQC rated the responses across 28 key findings and in 15 of these our scores were in the top 20% of organisations who provide mental health and learning disability services. A composite score for staff engagement also places us in the top 20%.

In eight areas we were the top nationally for any trust providing  mental health or learning disability services:

  • Feeling satisfied with quality of work and patient care delivered
  • Agreeing that their role makes a difference to patients
  • Effective team working
  • Well structured appraisals
  • Fairness and effectiveness of incident reporting procedures
  • Ability to contribute to improvements at work
  • Would recommend the trust as a place to work and receive treatment
  • Staff motivation at work.

The full results of the NHS Staff Survey are available at www.nhsstaffsurveys.com

Published on 26th February 2014