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Frimley Health is one of the best places to work in the NHS, according to the latest national staff survey.

Four Trust staff standing chattingResults from the 2017 national NHS staff survey, published this week, reveal that staff at Frimley Park Hospital near Camberley, Surrey, Wexham Park Hospital in Slough and Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, Berkshire, rated their job satisfaction and motivation at work among the top 20% of all NHS hospital employees.

They also rated Frimley Health among the top 20% of all acute trusts for effective team working, reporting good communication between senior management and staff, and staff confidence and security in reporting unsafe clinical practice.

In total, staff rated the trust as better than average or among the very best in 26 of the survey’s 32 categories.

Janet King, director of HR and corporate services, said: “It is really gratifying to know that, despite a challenging year across the NHS, our staff remain committed and motivated to provide the best care to our patients in all our hospitals.

“I am particularly pleased to see that staff have confidence when it comes to reporting any concerns they may have in relation to clinical practice. An open and honest culture where everyone feels able to raise concerns is something we proactively encourage and is essential in providing a safe environment for patients.”

The survey highlighted some areas where Frimley Health needs to improve and an action plan is already underway to address them.

Ms King added: “We take our annual staff survey results very seriously as they provide clear direction as to the areas where we can improve. For example, although we have seen some improvement on the percentage of staff receiving appraisals since last year, we still have more to do.