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Our People Strategy 2018-2021

Our People Strategy sets out our ambition for staff for the next three years.

Our aim is to make Oxford University Hospitals a place where:

  • people are proud and excited to work
  • teams and individuals are trusted with responsibility and are accountable for what they do
  • the development and care of our people is recognised as being as important as the care of our patients

The People Strategy describes six key themes for action which we will focus on during the next three years to support and care for our staff, and to strengthen our capabilities as an organisation:

  • Strategic workforce planning - enabling us to stay ahead, and to make best use of our people and their skills
  • Compassionate, inclusive and effective leaders and managers at all levels - developing highly visible, capable, positive, confident and enthusiastic leaders who exemplify our values
  • Great place to work with good morale - making our staff feel proud to work here and feel valued, supported and recognised
  • Delivering great performance - refreshing our performance management structure so it sets clear, fair expectations
  • Building skills and capabilities - providing personal and professional development for all staff and creating a more diverse workforce
  • Responsive HR services - building a responsive and collaborative HR team with policies and processes simplified and applied consistently

Our commitment is to continue to listen and evolve our People Strategy in response to our changing context and the pressures we experience.

In other words, this strategy should not be read as the best current description of what we need to do to make OUH a place where people are proud to work, can give of their best, and fulfil their potential.

Our People Strategy 2018-2021 (pdf, 534 KB)

John Drew
Director of Improvement and Culture
September 2018