Our Values

Our values are what makes our vision real, and how we’re working to meet the needs of a changing population.

Quote / Testimonial:

“To have such a vast amount of people working collaboratively towards the same goal is amazing!”

Megan Reid, NHS Graduate Management Trainee
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As the largest public sector employer and indeed, the largest employer in Europe, with over 1.3 million staff and colleagues, the NHS has unique responsibilities.

It’s our job to bring together a diverse workforce that serves our equally diverse communities and shares the cultural values essential to providing the best services possible.

This job requires the best leaders; the GMTS aims to build a pipeline of future leaders who will join us to experience, train and study to lead future staff, projects and organisations.  Are you up for real challenges and real rewards?  

That’s what we will be looking for when you apply for the September 2021 intake.

Applications for the September 2021 intake will open in Autumn 2020.

Meet the needs of everyone

The NHS was created out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to all regardless of wealth. When it was launched by Minister of Health, Aneurin Bevan, on July 5 1948, it was based on three core principles:

  • that it meet the needs of everyone
  • that it be free at the point of delivery
  • that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay

Accountable to the public, communities and patients that it serves

Guiding the development of the NHS since 1948, these three principles have been added to over the years. Underpinned by the core NHS values, there are now seven key principles guiding the NHS in all it does:

  • The NHS provides a comprehensive service available to all
  • The NHS works across orgnisational boundaries and in partnership with other organisations in the interest of patients, local communities and the wider population
  • Access to NHS services is based on clinical need, not an individual’s ability to pay
  • The NHS is committed to providing best value for taxpayers’ money and the most effective, fair and sustainable use of finite resources
  • The NHS aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism
  • The NHS is accountable to the public, communities and patients that it serves
  • The NHS aspires to put patients at the heart of everything it does

Working together for patients

Patients, public and staff have helped develop our values that inspire passion in the NHS, and that should underpin everything it does. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS.

  • Working together for patients
  • Improving lives
  • Respect and dignity
  • Everyone counts
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Compassion

Our leadership programmes have been designed with the safeguarding of all of these values in mind.

APPLICATION TIP: Try to understand our values before you apply for a GMTS Trainee placement.  Can you share our values?  We will be looking for this.