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Staff Priorities 2019/20

Recruiting and retaining great staff so that we can continue to provide excellent care for patients is a key priority for the Trust.

Our Staff Priorities for 2019/20 aim to help support us in our strategic aim to make Oxford University Hospitals an employer of choice.

Grow and strengthen our workforce

Grow our workforce by 300 people through effective recruitment of new staff, improved retention of existing staff, and reduced use of temporary staffing (bank and agency).

Expand the number of new and innovative roles, including 100 additional nursing associates and more apprentices.

Strengthen career pathways for our staff, both clinical and non-clinical.

Develop a supportive, compassionate and empowered culture

Improve staff recognition and appreciation, not only through the annual Staff Recognition Awards and other award schemes but also by appreciating and thanking staff for what they do on a daily basis.

Develop the leadership and management skills needed for key roles at different levels, especially frontline managers.

Extend the use of the Affina Team Journey toolkit to help improve the effectiveness of teams within all Divisions and Directorates at OUH.

Make OUH a great place to work

Support new members of staff when they join the Trust and, as a result, improve retention of staff within their first two years.

Implement a Trustwide rollout of values based appraisals (VBAs) and ensure that at least 85 percent of staff have an appraisal.

Ensure that at least 90 percent of staff complete their statutory and mandatory training.

Improve staff parking, other transport and the working environment to make it easier for staff to get to work and to feel valued at work.

Strengthen mediation services to support individual members of staff and teams.

Launch an improved electronic learning management system (e-LMS).

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