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Staff survey puts Derby’s hospitals in top 20% nationwide

Published 23/02/2016

A survey of NHS staff, published today, finds that 81% of staff at Derby Teaching Hospitals would be happy to recommend their hospitals if a friend or relative needed treatment. 

Derby Teaching Hospitals is in the top 20% of trusts nationally for staff who would recommend their organisation as a place to work or receive treatment.

“This is great news and it reflects the success of the ITV Superhospital series which really helped to boost morale amongst our staff who deserve so much praise for their loyalty and hard work” said Dr Neal Pease, Director of Workforce Management at Derby Teaching Hospitals. “These results confirm that we have dedicated, caring staff here in Derby, in spite of the enormous challenges which are facing the NHS nationally.”

Almost 2,500 Derby staff took part in the survey, which is one of the largest of its kind, collecting staff views about their experiences of working across the NHS. 

The Derby scores are also above the national average for staff feeling that effective use is made of patient feedback. Compared to last year, staff say they are more motivated, more satisfied with their level of responsibility and involvement and that they get better support from their line manager. 

Derby Teaching Hospitals’ staff also report:

•76% are enthusiastic about their job

•79% feel care of patients is the organisation’s top priority

“We’ll be looking in depth at these scores and what they tell us, asking staff more about key areas and ensuring that we take any opportunities to continue to improve” Dr Pease added.

Areas for improvement include personal development and training for staff.

Last Modified 23/02/2016