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Staff vote RBCH team working as best in UK

Well done to the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for outstanding results in this year’s NHS National Staff Survey.

Crowned the top performing trust in the acute sector, it also achieved the highest nationally reported score – 78% – for effective team working.

Nicola Hartley, Director of Organisational Development, said: “I feel pleased and proud about this year’s results. What matters most to us is that our staff feel motivated and positive about working here and we have been working hard to create a spirit of team working across the organisation, listening to staff about what it feels like to work here and acting on what they tell us.”

As part of its cultural change programme, launched in 2016, RBCH is strengthening team working across the trust.

Its first cohort of AOD team coaches trained in 2017 and 14 of 16 are now accredited to support team leaders at all levels, including the Senior Leadership Team.

Having experienced the benefits of the programme first hand as team leader, Tony Spotswood, the Chief Executive, was really supportive, so much so that he joined the second cohort of team coach trainees early in 2018. This cohort is due to become accredited in the Autumn of this year.

RBCH provides health care for the residents of Bournemouth and East Dorset with a total population of around 550,000, rising during the summer months.

To read more about team based working at RBCH, visit our Case Study.

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