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CCG ranks in country’s top 10 best places to work in health

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been named in the top 10 of the 100 Best Places to Work in the NHS. The national poll published by the Health Service Journal draws on the results of the annual NHS Staff Survey.

Staff indicated in the survey that they enjoy working for the organisation. They said that they feel happy with the support that is available to them, with the CCG achieving top results for communication between employees and their line managers. The survey results also show that CCG staff are highly satisfied in their jobs and, as a result, an impressive 93 per cent of the organisation’s employees would recommend the CCG as a place to work.

The Health Service Journal and NHS Employers used the findings of the NHS Staff Survey to analyse each organisation across seven core areas: leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, and employee engagement and satisfaction. The results were used to compile the top 100.

Lucy Branson, the CCG’s Associate Director of Corporate Development, said: “I am delighted that the CCG has been recognised by the Health Service Journal in the top ten NHS organisations to work for. This is a real achievement and recognition of our commitment to our staff.

“We know that people perform better when they feel engaged and supported at work, and we work hard to maintain that. We are fortunate in Nottingham to have such a talented and committed team in place to plan and buy high quality and cost effective healthcare services that meet the needs of local people.”

Last November, the CCG, which employs around 130 local people, established a staff reference group which meets monthly to discuss aspects of working life within the organisation. It has also recently taken on new apprentices as part of a scheme run by New College Nottingham.

The CCG won Clinical Commissioning Group of the Year at the 2012 British Medical Journal Awards and earlier this year won a Patient Safety and Care award for a project to increase the use of assistive technology in the home.

Published: 17 September 2014