A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. We are sure you will enjoy working for the Trust – it’s a great place to work.
As you know HCT is part of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS was set up in 1948 and is recognised as one of the best health systems in the world.
A survey in 2012 found that people the NHS was the second reason why people are proud to be British – just being beaten from first place (the country's history) and ranked higher than the armed forces, sports teams, British business and even the Royal Family.
The NHS is there for everyone from the moment we are born. It takes care of us and our family members when we need it most. The NHS was founded on a common set of principles and values, and the NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges that the NHS is committed to achieving. It also sets out responsibilities, which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. You can read the constitution at www.nhs.uk/NHSConstitution
HCT is proud to be an important part of the NHS. The Trust employs 3,000 people and is responsible for delivering a wide range of community health services across Hertfordshire.
We serve the communities of Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Herts, Hertsmere, North Herts, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn/Hatfield. We also provide children's specialist community services in West Essex – part of a neighbouring county.
The Trust has a strong reputation for delivering high quality treatment and care to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, as well as engaging well with staff and supporting their own health and wellbeing.
In July 2015 the Trust was listed in the Top 100 of best places to work in the NHS – the only NHS organisation in Hertfordshire featured in the rankings.
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