NHS Forth Valley has achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Scotland Silver status which is a significant achievement for the organisation itself and for all of the individual staff who contribute to making this organisation what it is.
Following a three year rolling assessment covering all areas of the organisation, our Assessesor has deemed that we not only met the basic requirements of the Standard, but that we have achieved Silver status which is a step up from our previous Bronze status. We are now the only NHS Board in Scotland to achieve silver status for the whole organisation.
Feedback from the assessment highlighted the high levels of engagement in relation to the Clinical Services Review and limited evidence of a blame culture which has enhanced a culture of openness and candour. There is evidence of a strong learning culture with development needs being supported and staff being able to explain how this contributes to delivery of continuously improving patient care. Coaching is viewed as being very positive and successful and the work around embedding NHS Forth Valley’s Values and Behaviours was noted as an area of good practice as was work to recognise the work of local staff through the Staff Award Scheme and Long Service Awards.
The work around our Multigenerational Workforce was mentioned as an area of stength as was the move towards creating more meaningful Personal Development Reviews.
Areas to be further developed include Succession Planning and developing Leadership Skills at Middle Manager level.
For more information see the IIP page on Learning Zone of Staff Net