Best places to work - winners announced

HSJ best places to work

The best places to work in the NHS have now been announced. The list, compiled by the HSJ and the Nursing Times and sponsored by NHS Employers, celebrates the 120 healthcare workplaces that are working the hardest for their staff and striving to ensure a positive workplace experience. 

The list is collated using data from the NHS Staff Survey and analysed by HSJ and Best Companies Group, an independent workplace research firm.

Danny Mortimer, chief executive, NHS employers congratulates all organisations that made the best places to work list and said:

"Effective engagement of staff makes a profound difference to the experience, safety and outcomes of patients. Many of these organisations have demonstrated a long standing commitment to healthy workplaces, evidencing to policy makers that the practice to support the ambition in the forward view can already be found across the NHS." 

“Challenges do remain, but I know all employers are committed to addressing these issues and I look forward to seeing their efforts reflected in future year’s best places.”

Best places to work 2015 list including winners and runners-up

Winners are marked (W)
Runners-up are marked (R)
*Indicates trusts recently merged with others

 Acute trusts

Bedford Hospital Trust
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation     Trust    
Bolton Foundation Trust
Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust
Dartford And Gravesham Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
Frimley Health Foundation Trust*
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust
Harrogate and District Foundation Trust
Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare Trust
James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust
Luton and Dunstable Hospital Foundation Trust            
Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells Trust
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation Trust
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust (W) 
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
Portsmouth Hospitals Trust

Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust
Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath Trust*
Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Salisbury Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust
South Tyneside Foundation Trust
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
St Helens And Knowsley Hospitals Trust
Surrey And Sussex Healthcare Trust
The Dudley Group Foundation Trust
The Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust
University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Coventry And Warwickshire Trust
West Suffolk Foundation Trust
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust (R)

 Acute specialist trusts

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust
Liverpool Heart and Chest Foundation Trust
Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust
Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust
Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation Trust
Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust
Royal Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust (W) *
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust
Sheffield Children’s Foundation Trust

The Christie Foundation Trust
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Foundation Trust
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic
Hospital Foundation Trust
The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust
The Walton Centre Foundation Trust (R)

 Community trusts

Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust (W)
Central London Community Healthcare Trust
Derbyshire Community Health Services Trust (R)
Hertfordshire Community Trust
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust
Kent Community Health Trust

Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust
Solent Trust
Sussex Community Trust
Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust
Wirral Community Trust

 Mental health trusts


2gether Foundation Trust
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Bradford District Care Trust
Calderstones Partnership Foundation Trust
Camden and Islington Foundation Trust
Central and North West London Foundation Trust
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
East London Foundation Trust (W)
Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust
Mersey Care Trust
North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust
Oxleas Foundation Trust (R)
Pennine Care Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust
South Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust
South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust
South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust
Southern Health Foundation Trust
Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust
Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust
Worcestershire Health and Care Trust

Clinical Commissioning Groups


Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG
Bassetlaw CCG
East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG
Erewash CCG
Hardwick CCG
High Weald Lewes Havens CCG
Leeds South and East CCG
Lincolnshire West CCG
Liverpool CCG
Milton Keynes CCG
North Derbyshire CCG

Rotherham CCG (R)
Rushcliffe CCG
Southern Derbyshire CCG
South Warwickshire CCG
South Worcestershire CCG
South West Lincolnshire CCG (W)
Sunderland CCG
Swale CCG
West Leicestershire CCG


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