Information for new starters

For new starters to the Trust, the following information is referenced in your unconditional offer of employment. This sets out some of the things you need to know and do on starting employment with the Trust as well as guidance and benefits that are available to you. Please take time to read this information and return the appropriate forms to your line manager.

Staff handbook [pdf] 17MB

Vision and Values

Our vision and values have been developed from hundreds of contributions from within and outside the Trust. MY Vision sets out our purpose and MY Values set out the principles that guide how we work, what colleagues can expect from each other and what our patients and partners can expect from us.


Requesting an identity badge

Please complete one of the following forms:


Key policies and guidance

Standards of Business Conduct and Declaration of Interests [pdf] 60KB

Electronic Staff Record Data Protection and FAQs [pdf] 44KB

Network, internet and email terms of use [doc] 358KB

Confidentiality- What you need to know [pdf] 72KB


Smartcard access for NHS Care Records Service

Please read and print:    How to Obtain a Smartcard ([docx] 97KB

Please read:   Terms and conditions [docx] 20KB

Please print and bring on induction:   RA01 createuser [doc] 75KB


NHS Pensions Scheme

New employee questionnaire

Please also click here to read NHS Pension Scheme information and guidance for new employees.


We offer a comprehensive voluntary benefits package and a range of local discounts to all our staff.

Under the Trust’s salary sacrifice scheme employees can take advantage of; a car lease scheme, cycle scheme, home electronics scheme, childcare vouchers and there is also an option to sacrifice the whole of your childcare fee when using our onsite, high quality nursery and holiday club facilities.

At the Trust we also have a number of reward and recognition schemes to recognise the invaluable contribution teams and colleagues make towards improving the quality of our patient care. Including, MY Star – an opportunity for Trust staff to nominate a colleague or team who they feel has truly demonstrated the Trust’s values and worked beyond their duty.

All these are in addition to the standard benefits that you expect from the NHS, such as;

  • competitive pay
  • a workplace pension scheme
  • generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy and sell days
  • a range of support and policies to help you balance your work and family commitments