Best Places to Work 2014 – acute trust

  • Full time permanent staff: 8,751
  • Voluntary staff turnover: 8 per cent
  • Exec team male/female ratio: 50 per cent male/50 per cent female
  • Programme to recruit ethnic diverse staff: Yes

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust has a strong focus on the patient experience, including “Barbara’s story”, which focuses on the journey through hospital of a patient with dementia. The trust uses it extensively for staff training. The trust also has a long-standing focus on diversity and inclusion, led by its associate director for diversity and human rights.