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Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country with over 21,000 employees, and in 2022 alone, they treated over 1.7 million patients. The trust plays an important role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students, and is a centre for world-class research, innovation and pioneering new treatments.
Vision and values
Our vision is to be the best for specialist and integrated care.
We will always be patient-centred, fair, collaborative, accountable and empowered.
The Leeds Way continues to be central to who we are. Being patient centred, fair, collaborative, accountable and empowered runs through everything we do. In our journey out of the pandemic we remain determined to see Leeds Teaching Hospitals be the best for patient safety and quality, the best place to work, a place for seamless integrated care, a centre of excellence for research and education and financially sustainable.
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We want LTHT to have the most engaged workforce in the NHS. There is clear evidence that an enthusiastic, motivated and empowered workforce is most likely to provide outstanding care for our patients.
We will enable our people to work across the health and care system with our partners. The Health and Care Academy is at the core of our approach and we will design organisational development interventions to support system working across Leeds and West Yorkshire.
We will provide excellent education, training and development so that people are skilled to do their job and realise their full potential. This includes improving the student experience and maximising the use of apprenticeships.
We are the top NHS apprentice recruiter in Yorkshire and the Humber and have around 300 apprentices in the Trust. They work in a variety of roles, including clinical support, administration, pharmacy, medical education, medical physics, engineering and gardening. We have also been named the National Employer of the Year by the Learning and Work Institute for our apprenticeship programmes.
Living and working in Leeds
Leeds is a fairly compact city, many of the main attractions are walking distance apart. You can walk from one end of the city to the other and see most of the main sights. It's a city that you can enjoy on foot, but if you are feel lazy, the excellent public transport system will get you around the city just fine
Leeds is a great place to live for many reasons. For starters, the city is home to some of the best universities and cultural attractions in the country. And if you’re a fan of shopping, you’ll be happy to know that Leeds have one of the best shopping districts in the UK.
Leeds is a cosmopolitan city that excels in many areas, particularly the financial and professional sector. In fact, according to official government data, Leeds is the UK’s second largest economy and financial centre after London.
In Leeds, the typical current asking rent is £1,224 per month. Renters should budget around £791 a month for a two-bedroom flat and £1,331 a month for a four-bedroom house. To save money you can live in a shared accommodation for about £300-350 per month. If you’re looking for somewhere to rent in Leeds, make sure you take into account all of your costs.
The average price of a property in Leeds is now £215,000 an increase of 7.3% from last year.
What benefits are on offer?
The Trust has an in-house Counselling Service which is able to offer support to staff experiencing difficulties either at home or work.
There are fully equipped gym facilities at the LGI and St James' with qualified staff, and changing / shower facilities. The gyms are open from 6.00am to 10.00 pm 7 days a week.
A range of activities are offered including Touch Rugby, running groups, walking routes with access to pedometers and walking packs.
Exercise classes are run at SJUH both at lunchtimes and some evenings.
A beauty therapist runs a weekly session at SJUH and offers beauty treatments and alternative therapies including Reiki and massages.
n addition to the annual leave provisions, the Trust operates a Special Leave Policy, which assists staff in balancing home and work life with support for caring responsibilities, bereavement and time off for Public Duties.