28 February 2013
AWP 2012 NHS staff survey results
Chief executive Iain Tulley has pledged to redouble
efforts to transform AWP so as to boost staff morale and to make
the Trust a great place to work.
His renewed commitment to change and improvement was in response
to the deeply disappointing picture of staff attitudes across the
Trust as reflected in the 2012 NHS staff
survey published today (28 February).
While responses to some questions have improved, with for
example more people satisfied with the quality of work and patient
care they are able to deliver, AWP remains in the bottom 20 per
cent of equivalent NHS trusts for staff engagement.
Iain said: "These findings are deeply disappointing.
Although the survey is based on just 448 responses, it provides a
strong message about how it feels to work for our Trust.
Re-engaging and supporting our staff is a fundamental part of
ensuring that we can provide services of the highest quality and
which our staff would recommend to a member of their family.
"Generally, I would expect the steps we are taking to become
more involved in local systems of care by bringing decision making
closer to the front line via local operational management, the
strengthening of clinical leadership, the shared focus on quality
and efforts to empower staff to deal with issues will have a
positive impact on staff across the Trust but we need to do much
"In reviewing the Trust's non clinical costs, we are determined
to find ways of reducing these so that more investment can be made
in frontline services."
Iain said that turning AWP into one of the best mental health
employers in the country was a prerequisite of delivering improving
recovery focused services through effective partnership working
with our health and social care colleagues.