Ilkeston NHS staff report UK’s highest job satisfaction

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The latest NHS Staff Survey has found that those who work for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust rate it the best community trust in the country as a place to work and receive treatment.

The trust, which runs services at Ilkeston Community Hospital, saw 2,338 of 4,500 staff take the survey, one of the highest rates of 16 English community trusts.

Trust director Amanda Rawlings said: “These are tremendous results which show people who work here feel positively engaged and feel valued at work.

“We greatly value these findings, as a reliable indicator of what we are getting right and where we can improve and there is a lot useful data in the results.”

The survey is based on anonymous feedback and conducted annually to test the attitudes of nearly one million people working in the NHS on 32 criteria.

It asks staff how much they feel they can contribute to improvements at work, how motivated and engaged they feel, and how likely they are to recommend their employer as a place to work or receive treatment.

In the last of these, the trust scored 4.03 out of five, while no other community trust achieved a four.

Across the board, staff rated their workplaces positively and results showed an improvement on the trust’s previous year’s score.

Amanda added:“As a caring organisation we need to make sure we look after the wellbeing of the people who devote their careers to caring for others.

“We will build on these results to as there is always room for improvement.”

To view the full results, visit