Taking personal responsibility is one of our core values, and it plays an important role in reminding our staff to take individual and team pride in their services, achievements and decisions. We recognise that this is a big ask but we trust our staff in their abilities to do right by our patients and hospitals, which is why we support them every step of the way and ensure that they have all the tools they need to develop and succeed.
Our multi-disciplinary Leadership and Organisational Development team offers a range of development opportunities that support staff at each stage of their career regardless of role, profession or band. The training on offer is a mix of theory and practical skills development, combined with experiential learning techniques; it's no secret that our staff are very busy, so the team work with them to create ways of learning on the go, like our very successful Leadership @ Lunch initiative and various e-Learning materials.
They strongly believe that our leaders are one of our greatest assets, and we know that strong leadership skills lead to higher staff morale, improved team working and ultimately, high-quality patient care. To help support our leaders to shine, the team provide a wide range of accredited leadership and management training programmes, which will help staff with the commitment, determination and energy to achieve their goals.
In addition to providing fantastic opportunities for developing skills and qualifications, our Leadership and Organisational Development team also hold staff feedback sessions, in both formal and informal settings, to ensure that everyone can have their say amongst peers or management. They also run exciting projects throughout the year, like '24 hours in...', which gives a fly-on-the-wall look at what different departments do on a daily basis, helping our overall team connection to strengthen.
Within an NHS environment, organisational development is crucial; it ensures that staff are always on the top of their game, provides open communication channels between managers and their teams, and gives staff the opportunity to share their thoughts and make a difference- all working together to maintain excellent care standards for our patients.
At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, we value every opportunity to better ourselves and know that existing as one big team with pride and passion for growth means that we can acknowledge when something isn't working and use the fantastic support available to change it. Join us today to take your career to the next level and become a key player in an organisation that listens to its staff, values their voices and works collaboratively to provide continuous excellent care with compassion.
- Staff Survey
We are delighted to announce that our latest staff survey results show the highest levels of staff engagement in five years.
As part of the annual NHS Staff Survey initiative, which focuses on staff experience in NHS organisations across the country, our staff are asked to anonymously and honestly answer questions on nine themes: appraisals, equality & diversity, errors & incidents, health & wellbeing, working patterns, job satisfaction, managers, patient care & experience, and violence, harassment & bullying.
We host ‘Big Conversations’, where all staff are invited to come along to discuss the latest staff survey results, see how their feedback leads to changes and share any thoughts or ideas.
We're always open to hearing what our staff have to say about how involved and supported they feel, and if they think we need to work on some things, we're fully commited to including them at every stage until we make a change they're happy with; we're sure you've got some great ideas of your own, and we'd love to know what they are! Join us today to make a positive difference to our hospitals and get your voice heard.
- The Lancashire Lair
We host an annual Dragon’s Den style competition called Lancashire Lair, where staff can present ideas for change and our executive team panel choose which ones to invest in.
Last year’s winners included the matron in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, who asked to makeover the parent facilities and staff room to provide a more comfortable, relaxing environment. We worked in collaboration with interior design students at the University of Central Lancashire, who very kindly offered their skills and services to create the perfect space for everyone on our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The team in our Emergency Department were also winners- they decided to set up a ‘swap shop’ for staff across our departments and wards to ensure that all disposable equipment is being used before its sell-by-date.
Join us today and you could be presenting to our 'dragons' the next time they meet!