We care about your development. So naturally, we care about your views. There are a number of ways in which we’ll seek your opinion on what’s going on in our hospital, the challenges you face and how we can all improve, together. We collect and share everyone’s feedback every year in our staff survey. We’ll ask for your views on a range of areas that affect your everyday working life - from training and development, to equal opportunities. The results of the survey lead directly to action plans for making things better. What’s more, every quarter we pose a range of questions focused on what CMFT is like as a place to receive care and to work, so we can respond faster.


We are passionate about investing in good leadership. That means ensuring our managers have a solid grounding in leadership skills. But most importantly, it also means making sure all our people have the confidence and ability to lead improvements in the quality of care we provide. Our portfolio of leadership programmes are accessed by everyone from aspiring managers to directors.


We strongly believe that you have the right to an appraisal every year. It’s a great way to give you the chance to reflect on your work and identify your learning needs, so you can be your best. We train our managers to ensure they discuss your performance and development needs in a way that you’ll find constructive and motivational. From your appraisal will come a personal development plan that gives you exciting goals to work towards, and rewarding challenges to help you grow.


It is our people who help the Trust to shine brighter, every year. To recognise that fact, we developed the annual We’re Proud of You Awards. It’s our way to acknowledge and reward the fantastic achievements of our staff who go the extra mile each day. Categories include Patient Choice, Unsung Hero, Rising Star and Brilliant Ideas. All winners are invited to attend a Gala dinner where their achievements are showcased and celebrated in style.