Colleagues’ backing for CPFT in NHS Staff Survey

Colleagues’ backing for CPFT in NHS Staff Survey
24 February 2016

Staff at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust are increasingly backing the organisation as a place to care – and a place to work.

Sixty two cent say they would recommend CPFT  to a friend or loved one up from 45 per cent in 2014, while 49 per cent say they would recommend the mental health and community care provider as a place to work compared to 35 per cent in 2014.

The findings are contained in latest NHS Staff Survey, which was conducted in 2015, and released yesterday.

The score for staff motivation, the number of colleagues who look forward to going to work and are enthusiastic about their roles, also increased to an average score of 3.95 (out of five) compared to 3.73 in 2014. The number of colleagues who believe they can make suggestions to improve the work of their team or workplace also improved from 67 per cent in 2014 to 72 per cent last year.

Chief Executive Aidan Thomas said: “I am heartened by some of the results. It’s very encouraging that staff continue to recognise the work of teams in all areas of the Trust.

 “Our staff are our greatest ambassadors. When they recommend CPFT as a place to be cared for their endorsement continues to give our patients increased confidence.

“There are areas we definitely need to work on however it is important that there figures should be seen in context. This is not an easy time to work for the NHS. Frontline staff at CPFT, and other Trusts across the country, are dealing with very high levels of demand while at the same time experiencing cuts to funding.

“Despite these twin pressures they remain dedicated to providing the very best care as our ‘good’ rating from the CQC demonstrates.”

The report highlighted a fall in the number of staff experiencing harassment, bullying or abuse from patients, while there were increases in the percentage of staff reporting errors or near misses, and the number of colleagues reporting good communications between senior management and staff.

The Trust’s leadership team is committed to addressing why the percentage of staff suffering work related stress (44 per cent) remains higher than the national average (38 per cent), and why satisfaction with resourcing and support (average score of 3.24 out of five) remains lower than the national average (3.33).


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
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Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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