CHEC, one of the UK’s leading providers of community healthcare, has been named a Great Place to Work for a second consecutive year.
Achieving an employee engagement level of 73% – up 4 percentage points from its 2022 certification – CHEC has been recognised for its fair treatment of people, the sense of pride amongst its team for the work it delivers, and its external reputation for excellence.
For more than a decade, CHEC has been working in partnership with the NHS to increase patient choice and provide access to timely care and treatment locally. Through its 20+ community hospitals nationwide, CHEC makes specialist eyecare and gastroenterology services more readily accessible in local communities by offering patients greater flexibility and reduced waiting times. In 2022/23, CHEC consulted over 335,000 patients, with an average referral to treatment time of less than four weeks.
Earlier this year, CHEC launched an enhanced go-to-market strategy that will better align its service offerings and provision with the NHS’ evolving needs. Announced at its annual conference – CHEC Re:Set – the new strategy brings an improved business structure, bolstered communications, and a broader range of development opportunities for the CHEC team.
Amanda Williams, HR Director at CHEC, said of the news: “Being recognised as one of the country’s best places to work for a second year in a row is a significant achievement for us, and is something we’ve worked hard towards.
“Of note to the panel were our ability to make people of any gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation feel fairly treated, the positivity amongst our team, and the continuing sense that their work has special meaning and makes a difference – which gives them a feel-good factor about their contribution to the communities they work in.
“We will always put our people at the centre of what we do and how we run the business. By ensuring positive wellbeing in the workplace, we don’t only guarantee the happiness of our staff, but we also go on to have a more beneficial impact for the patients we serve.”