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Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust named among the best in UK to work at

An NHS staff survey of all UK workers showed those at the west London trust were some of the most content

Staff at Harefield Hospital are among the most content NHS workers in the UK

Staff at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust are among the most likely in the NHS to recommend the trust they work for.

In the most recent NHS Staff Survey, it achieved 4.22 from a possible five for the question which asked staff if they would recommend their organisation for its clinical care and as an employer.

This figure was among the highest of all trusts, with the national average for acute trusts (hospitals) being 3.76.

The survey aims to gather information on how NHS employees regard their place of work, and use it to improve wellbeing for staff and patient care.

It is not the first time staf have spoken favourably of their employers. Last year Royal Brompton Hospital was named one of the best places to work in the NHS.

It was conducted last October and November, and also showed that staff engagement at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals was also very high (4.03 out of five), above the average of 3.8 for acute hospitals, and staff motivation across the trust was 4.02 out of five.

The Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea

But it did also identify some areas where there was room for improvement. For example, although the proportion of staff having appraisals had increased, the score of 74% is still below the national average of 88%.

Carol Johnson, HR director at the trust, said: “These results build a positive picture of what it is like to work at our hospitals and help us to attract and retain the highest calibre of professionals.

“We are always keen to identify what we do well and where we can improve, so by taking on board all elements of the survey we will be best placed to create an even better environment for patients and staff.”

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