Staff at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) feel 'trusted' to perform their job effectively, as per a recent national survey.

The NHS runs an annual survey asking for feedback from staff across the country.

It reviews the experiences of employees on the seven themes of the NHS People Promise and overall morale. Scores for individual NHS trusts are then broken down by department, staff group, and protected characteristics.

This year's survey follows a year of increased demand on services.

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HHFT, which operates hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester, improved or matched their results on eight of the nine themes, with 'compassion and inclusivity' the top-rated.

Significant improvement was noted in the themes 'we are recognised and rewarded', 'we are always learning' and 'morale'.

Alex Whitfield, chief executive at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “In what has been another challenging year for the NHS, our staff at Hampshire Hospitals have worked brilliantly to continue our mission of providing outstanding care for every patient.

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“The results of the NHS Staff Survey provide us with valuable insights into people's experiences of working at Hampshire Hospitals, including feedback around where we are getting it right and where we aren't doing as well as we would like.

"We are grateful to all colleagues who have taken the time to tell us about their experiences of working here at the trust – their voice is so important in creating a workplace where our people can thrive and be at their best.

“We are analysing all the results in detail so that we can take action in areas that will make the biggest difference – we know that we can always do more to ensure Hampshire Hospitals is the best possible workplace for all our staff.”

The comprehensive NHS staff survey results are available at