2018 Staff Survey shows commitment to even more improvement
26 February 2019

A great place to work and be cared for – 2018 NHS Staff Survey shows

The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that an overwhelming majority of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) staff recommend the Trust as a place to work and to be cared for.

More than 2,600 people (57% of the organisation) responded to tell us what they enjoy about working at SCFT and what they would like to see improved.

The results showed that:

  • 82% of people say care is our top priority
  • 80% would recommend the care we provide to family or friends
  • 69% would recommend the Trust as a place to work

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The vast majority of our staff would recommend SCFT as a place to work and somewhere to be cared for.

“A record number of people responded to the latest survey, which shows just how much it matters to us that we are improving the care we provide and the way the organisation works.

“Last year’s survey brought about meaningful improvement and I am looking forward to seeing the impact that this feedback will have over the coming months.

“Everyone has a voice and I hope that more and more of our staff will keep choosing to use theirs.”


Where we did well

  • In all 10 key themes we scored better than average or in line with similar Trusts around the country
  • 81% of us said we had training, learning or development in the last year

Where we want to do better

  • Show that senior managers are acting on staff feedback
  • Do more to share patient and service user feedback

What changed last time?

Last year's survey results led to some important improvements across the Trust.

There was even more investment in our staff networks and increased development opportunities.

Want to know more?

To read the full report, click here.

To read the directorate report, click here.