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Nursing Times reveals the best places to work in 2015

The 120 top employers in the NHS have been announced today.

Nursing Times and our sister title Health Service Journal, in partnership with NHS Employers, has revealed a list of the Best Places to Work in the NHS for 2015.

The list is a celebration of NHS organisations that have worked hard to promote great staff engagement and create an environment where people can enjoy their work.

Best places to work top 10 star

Using data compiled from the most recent NHS Staff Survey, independent research firm Best Companies Group identified 120 top performing NHS organisations.

Data was categorised in to seven core areas – leadership and planning, corporate culture and communication, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training, development and resources, employee engagement and satisfaction.

This year, Nursing Times has chosen a list of top 100 provider organisations and top 20 clinical commissioning groups.

The final list includes 40 acute trusts, 31 mental health trusts, 16 specialist trusts, 11 community trusts and 20 clinical commissioning groups. 

Although the list is unranked, 10 organisations have been highlighted for their outstanding performance.


Best Places to Work 2015


Click on the organisation name to find out why they are on the list. Organisations are listed alphabetically.


The full list


  • Bedford Hospital Trust
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Dartford And Gravesham Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
  • Frimley Health Foundation Trust*
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust
  • Harrogate and District Foundation Trust
  • Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare Trust
  • James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
  • Portsmouth Hospitals Trust
  • Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Royal United Hospital Bath Trust
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • South Tyneside Foundation Trust
  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Helens And Knowsley Hospitals Trust
  • Surrey And Sussex Healthcare Trust
  • The Dudley Group Foundation Trust
  • The Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust
  • University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Coventry And Warwickshire Trust
  • West Suffolk Foundation Trust
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust


Acute Specialist Trusts

  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Foundation Trust
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust
  • Royal Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases*
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust
  • Sheffield Children’s Foundation Trust
  • The Christie Foundation Trust
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Foundation Trust
  • The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust
  • The Walton Centre Foundation Trust


Community Trusts

  • Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust
  • Central London Community Healthcare Trust
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services Trust
  • Hertfordshire Community Trust
  • Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust
  • Kent Community Health Trust
  • Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust
  • Solent Trust
  • Sussex Community Trust
  • Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust
  • Wirral Community Trust
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • 2Gether Foundation Trust
  • Barnet, Enfield And Haringey Mental Health Trust
  • Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
  • Bradford District Care Trust
  • Calderstones Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Camden and Islington Foundation Trust
  • Central and North West London Foundation Trust
  • Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Dudley And Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
  • East London Foundation Trust
  • Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust
  • Kent And Medway And Social Care Partnership Trust
  • Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Mersey Care Trust
  • North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust
  • Oxleas Foundation Trust
  • Pennine Care Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust
  • South Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust
  • South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • South West London And St George’s Mental Health Trust
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Southern Health Foundation Trust
  • Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust
  • Worcestershire Health and Care Trust


Clinical Commissioning Groups

  • Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG
  • Bassetlaw CCG
  • East Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Erewash CCG
  • Hardwick CCG
  • High Weald Lewes Havens CCG
  • Leeds South and East CCG
  • Lincolnshire West CCG
  • Liverpool CCG
  • Milton Keynes CCG
  • North Derbyshire CCG
  • Rotherham CCG
  • Rushcliffe CCG
  • Southern Derbyshire CCG
  • South Warwickshire CCG
  • South Worcestershire CCG
  • South West Lincolnshire CCG
  • Sunderland CCG
  • Swale CCG
  • West Leicestershire CCG