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Staff - we will employ staff who know what they're doing


Our staff are the greatest asset of our organisation, their skills reaching out into the heart of our community. We all know of someone whose health, wellbeing and quality of life has been improved by their expertise - it may be a family member, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour ... it may well be you.

We want to make sure that our staff always provide a good service. To make sure that they are able to do this, we set good recruitment and selection standards, follow the relevant legislation, and try to make sure that all staff:

  • Have approval to work in the UK

  • Have their qualifications checked before they are appointed       

  • Have health clearance 

  • Have provided satisfactory references

  • Have had a Criminal Records Bureau check when working in a clinical role

  • Have had an induction to the Trust, so that they know about our standards, and share our values

  • Are registered with their professional body where this arrangement is in place

  • Have training regularly, and specialist training where this is needed for their role

  • Have supervision

Click here to read more about Safe Staffing on our Wards


Our Trust Values are:

Our values were launched in May 2012, following consultation with staff, service users and partner organisations. They were refreshed in November 2017 as a result of feedback from staff.  

We can only provide good quality services through our dedicated staff, working together with a common purpose. Our values reflect the reasons why our staff choose to work for the NHS and Derbyshire Healthcare.

People first – We put our patients and colleagues at the centre of everything we do.
Respect – We respect and value the diversity of our patients, colleagues and partners and support a respectful and inclusive environment.
Honesty – We are open and transparent in all we do.
Do your best – We work closely with our partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for people