Training & Development

We recognise that your development is important to you and is vital in the delivery of high quality care to our patients. Therefore, you will be supported in your development with individualised training plans that are discussed as part of your appraisal and development. Your journey of lifelong learning, whether you are in your first post following qualification, or you are an experienced practitioner joining our team, is key to making your place of work somewhere you will be able to thrive, learn and develop.

On joining the Trust you will be provided with a full induction to the organisation, which includes mandatory and information about the organisation. You will also receive an induction specific to your area of work to ensure you are equipped with everything you need to succeed in delivering the best care.

We have won the 2016 Nursing Times, Placement of the Year for Student placements.

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The main aim of our preceptorship programme is to encourage, empower and prepare our newly qualified registrants to integrate the knowledge they have learnt into their new work environment and into practice. Here at Tameside and Glossop ‘Everyone Matters’ and we will support you by:

  • Allocating you a preceptor within your first week
  • Providing a comprehensive clinical induction
  • Providing a four week supernumerary period
  • Protected learning time to attend forums
  • Opportunities for you to meet with your preceptor regularly
  • Providing a range of services to support you throughout the preceptorship programme and your first steps in your new career
  • Flexible working
  • Career clinics and conversations to help you be the best you can be and get where you want in your professional life.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We believe that healthcare services should respond to the diverse requirements of everyone we serve in Tameside & Glossop and beyond. We are committed to improving the health of our local population and reducing inequalities in healthcare provision.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is the building block for compassionate care. Achieving diversity in our workforce and inclusivity as our ethos is not ‘an optional extra’ but a ‘must have’ for all NHS health and care providers. The quality of patient experience cannot be separated from the quality of staff experience. The inequalities in workforce diversity can also not be divorced from the inequalities of health outcomes.

We believe that the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda is central to everything we do and in building a workforce that is truly representative of the local community that we serve. In turn we believe that in building a truly representative workforce, we will increase the talent pool from which we recruit and build services that are responsive to the needs of the local community.

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Employee Networks

Employee networks have great potential to shape the culture and behaviours of their organisations. By tapping the ideas, passion and knowledge of people who work there, effective networks can help both to create change in organisations, and to support leaders and managers in implementing it.

Staff networks play a key part in the planning and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives across our organisation, whilst allowing us to increase our understanding of equality issues amongst our staff members.  

At Tameside and Glossop ICFT we have invested in three employee equality networks:

  • SIREN – Staff Inclusion Race Empowerment Network
  • DAWN – Disability and Wellness Network
  • LGBTQ+ network
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Monitoring Equality

Effective equality monitoring is an important tool for measuring performance and progress towards equality and diversity goals and in ensuring a truly inclusive organisation. In accordance with our statutory requirements, and in order to effectively monitor our progress against our equality objectives, the Trust annual Equality Monitoring Report, published annually provides equality information across a range of indicators – annual monitoring report.

To find out more of all the work happening within Staff Experience, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, check out our Twitter page: @TGICFT_StaffExp

If you would like to be involved and wish to obtain further information then please contact our Assistant Director of Human Resources (Inclusion and Colleague Experience), Stuart McKenna – or via telephone 0161 922 6057

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Staff Survey

Here’s some top results from our most recent staff survey:

  • 83% of staff believe the care of patients is the Trusts top priority.
  • 81% of staff believe the Trust acts on concerns raised by patients.
  • 71% of staff would recommend the Trust to a friend or relative.
For further details on all our results please download the full report here ›