Published on: 7 March 2024

Staff at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust are more likely to recommend the organisation as a place to work compared to similar hospitals, according to the results of the annual NHS Staff Survey.

Results showed how 64.54% of the 1,506 staff who completed the survey would recommend George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust as a place to work. This is compared to an average national score of 60.52% and an increase locally of more 8% compared to the previous national survey.

The Trust also saw significant improvements of the NHS People Promise elements of the survey, which covers seven themes NHS staff in different healthcare roles and organisations say matters most to them.

Catherine Free, Managing Director at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, said: “I am delighted the incredible improvements we have made as an organisation over the last year have been reflected in our most recent NHS Staff Survey results.

“These results show how George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust staff would increasingly recommend our organisation a place they would recommend to work.

“This is a real credit to how we are working tirelessly to be a popular, attractive employer for those in our local community, across the country and even overseas. Recruiting and retaining the very best healthcare professionals is a crucial step in our objective to excel at patient care.

“We’re incredibly proud of the improvements which have been made across George Eliot, and the benefit of the survey is that staff have shared with us where we can continue to do better. We will continue to work with our teams to ensure we support colleagues as best we can. We will listen and take action where it is needed based on what matters most to our staff to continue to make George Eliot the best place to work and be cared for.”

The NHS Staff Survey one of the largest workforce surveys in the world and is carried out every year to improve staff experiences across the health service in England.

Results provide a national picture alongside local detail, enabling a range of organisations to understand what it is like for staff across different parts of the NHS and work to make improvements.

Glen Burley, Chief Executive of George Eliot Hospital said: “I am extremely pleased to see through collaborative working, the collective progress in the Foundation Group NHS Staff Survey results this year.

“NHS Staff Survey results are an extremely important measure to understand what staff feel is working well and where we need more focus. Last year, the organisations in the Foundation Group (George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust, and Wye Valley NHS Trust) set organisational level objectives, as well as setting joint Group objectives.

“These Group objectives place significance on staff health and wellbeing, flexible working and ensuring fair and equal opportunities for staff, while empowering staff to drive changes and innovations to enhance patient care and experience.

“The objectives are tackled together, with learnings shared to support improvements across the Group. With Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust joining in August, the Group this year we will be able to collaborate even more for the benefit of all staff.”