At Norfolk and
Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we provide mental health services across both
counties. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance
of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance
between treatments and continuing an active life.
and carers are at the centre of all aspects of our work and are vital in
helping to shape and support our improvement journey. Our strategy supports and
enables people with mental health problems, or who need to improve their
wellbeing, to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey.
the Trust in April 2019, I’ve been hugely impressed with the enthusiasm of
staff, who said at a recent unannounced inspection that they feel able to make
simple changes to local services to benefit service users and were hopeful for
I’ve spent my
entire adult career working in mental health and met some wonderful colleagues
and service users who have inspired me every single day. My first job was as a
student nurse, and I loved it from the minute I started. Because of my
background, I am passionate about working with frontline staff and service
users to support improvement. As such, one of my priorities at NSFT is to
empower staff so they feel confident to drive changes to make things better for
service users and carers.
At NSFT, we all
share the same goal of delivering services which are safe, sustainable and of a
consistently high quality; it’s my job, and that of the leadership team, to
create the right environment so staff thrive, feel confident and are proud of
the work they do.
Our staff make
this mental health trust what it is. Everyone's contribution is valued and
We offer an exciting
range of career opportunities across Norfolk and Suffolk in a wide variety of
disciplines, including doctors, porters, nurses, occupational therapists,
administrators and assistant practitioners. Our environments are both rural and
across the towns from Bury St Edmunds to Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn to Ipswich
and extending into many working environments of secure services, community and
inpatient acute hospital.
There are many
exciting opportunities for staff, such as our innovative Recovery College and great
links with UoS (University of Suffolk) and UEA (University of East Anglia).
role, the quality of our care to our service users, families and carers is
totally dependent on the contribution of each member of staff and how we work
together. It is a joint approach: the attitude, qualities and skills staff
bring to their role in the Trust and the support, development and job
satisfaction they expect in return.
Our staff are
working hard towards achieving our vision to provide safe, sustainable
services, achieving positive patient outcomes, innovation and learning.
Chief Executive, NSFT