Here at UHNM we are committed to providing a safe working environment where all of our staff feel valued as individuals.
The 2014 NHS Annual Staff Survey showed that our staff are able to contribute to improvements at work, feel they make a difference to patients and are satisfied with the quality of patient care they are able to deliver. Staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital are also amongst the top 20% of acute trusts nationally who feel secure raising concerns about unsafe clinical practice.
As the Trust is undergoing a period of significant change, staff are engaging with what is going on in the hospital and the Trust is working towards a culture where staff feel they can express any concerns and where staff can highlight any improvements they feel will ultimately benefit patients. Currently 77% of staff say they feel safe raising concerns and 74% say they can contribute toward improvements.
The Trust won a Healthy Workplace Award after improving the wellbeing of staff.
Public Health Staffordshire presented the Trust with the Silver level Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award.
The Trust has been working in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, who developed the Workplace Health Programme. This programme helps small and large employers in Staffordshire to look after the health and wellbeing of their workforce and minimise the impacts of poor health on their organisations. The Award follows a unique programme of Health and Wellbeing initiatives for staff, which has been put together by the Trust’s Health and Wellbeing team. Over the last three years the team have provided a host of health and wellbeing events, services and opportunities to staff, as well as looking at the overall organisational approach to wellbeing and managing sickness absence in a positive manner.
Living in Stafford
Staffordshire offers a broad range of contrasting landscapes from the rugged natural beauty of the Peak District to the world famous pottery industry; from the bustling towns and villages to the rolling farmlands. Staffordshire is a county that offers a modern way of life yet also maintains its links with tradition.
More than just a great place to work, Staffordshire also offers a great place to live. With an extensive range and choice of housing, house prices are very competitive and more importantly affordable.
Whether you’re looking for lively towns, attractive suburbs or peaceful rural areas Staffordshire offers something for everyone making it an ideal place to make your home.
Whatever your taste, Staffordshire is packed with world-class attractions and things to do. The region boasts two of the UK’s best theme parks, Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor, and is well served by a number of theatres, cinemas, clubs, pubs and an outstanding range of award winning restaurants. From outdoor adventure in our stunning countryside of crags, limestone dales and forest tracks to our fascinating towns and villages, street markets and the UK’s only Monkey Forest you’ll never be short of things to do!
Staffordshire is great for all kinds of shopping. Modern shopping centres and fashion stores lie within easy reach, wherever you are in the county whilst you’ll find bustling street and farmers’ markets as a well-established part of life.
Conveniently situated in the middle of England, Staffordshire has excellent links with most major UK cities. With easy motorway access, intercity trains to almost every major city and within easy driving distance to Birmingham, Manchester and East Midlands international airports, Staffordshire is a great place to be located.
Living in Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke on Trent is a unique city that boasts a rich industrial heritage and history. The city, which has claimed the title of World Capital of Ceramics, boasts many visitor centres, award winning museums and pottery factory shops. As well as its historical interest, the city boasts a range of stores, a Monkey Forest and a mile long lake.
With a lower average house price in Stoke on Trent, in comparison with the UK average, the city offers a great range of housing at very affordable prices. Whether you’re renting or buying, Stoke on Trent has something to offer for everyone.
In close proximity with world-class attractions, including two of the UK’s biggest theme parks, Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor, Stoke on Trent has a lot to offer. With a number of theatres, cinemas, clubs, pubs and restaurants there is never a shortage of things to do. Along with the amenities and attractions of the city, the surrounding Staffordshire area is packed with natural beauty and outdoor adventure in the stunning countryside of limestone dales, rolling hills and forest tracks.
Whatever your taste, you will be spoilt for choice!
Stoke-on-Trent is home to the Potteries Shopping Centre which holds over 90 shops to keep even the most enthusiastic shopper happy and its surrounding areas also see regular lively street and farmers markets. With easy and fast access to a number of the UK’s major cities, you’ll be able to find everything you need within a short and easy distance.
Located in the heart of England, Stoke on Trent boasts quick and convenient links with most major UK cities. Situated just 90 minutes, by train, to London Euston and under an hour to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, Stoke on Trent is a great location to be based.