On the day of the national staff survey results being published, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation (MPFT) is celebrating having the highest response rate in the country for trusts providing community, learning disability and mental health services. 4861 colleagues took the time to give their views - that’s 62% of our staff.
This is the first survey for the Trust which formed in June 2018. Compared to other trusts of its type, MPFT scored better than average across five of the key themes and average for the remaining five.
Director of Workforce and Development Greg Moores said “We recognise the importance of staff engagement and see this response rate as proof that our staff feel able to speak up and let us know what it’s like working here.
“Many of them took the time to write additional comments so we have some really good data which reflects feedback that we have also captured through other staff engagement activity including Listening into Action and our leadership events held in the last few months.”
Staff feel safer from violence, we have lower levels of bullying and harassment and our staff feel diversity amongst our workforce is respected. We also score above average for the quality of our appraisals and for overall morale which is really good to see, though we know there is much more work for us to do. We want MPFT to be a fantastic place to work, and we will use this feedback to help us on our journey”.
Neil Carr, Chief Executive added “As a newly integrated trust, staff have experienced massive change over the past 12 months. We have spent time listening to and engaging our staff on the big issues. Together with those who use our services we have developed our mission, values and behaviours. These set out what we are aiming to achieve as well as how we will do it.
“I know that there is a real commitment to putting people at the heart of what we do and staff who are happy at work provider better care and support.
“I am pleased to see that staff feel empowered to give their feedback and over the next few months we will be working with them to develop and improve, based on what they have told us”.