This page is designed to help make your transition a smooth and exciting experience.
Please explore the sections below, they will help you to understand the Trust before you start - it’s a great way of getting prepared for day one.
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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has two main hospital sites in Shropshire (The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford). We also have teams at Shrewsbury Business Park, The Fertility Centre in Severn Fields Health Village, Shrewsbury, Sterile Services and the Decontamination Team who are based at The Queensway Business Park in Telford, and a Renal Unit based in Ludlow Hospital and Midwife Lead Units at Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Whitchurch and Oswestry.
Directions, public transport and car parking information is available for The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital:
If you are travelling by car, please make sure you have a valid parking permit otherwise you could be fined. Directions to the hospital can be found here or by using the map below.
Directions, public transport and car parking information is available for The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford:
If you are travelling by car, please make sure you have a valid parking permit otherwise you could be fined. Directions to the hospital can be found here or by using the map below.
Shrewsbury Railway Station is located in Shrewsbury town centre, postcode SY1 2DQ. The bus station is a 3 minute walk from here, with routes taking you to The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Severnfields Health Village and Shrewsbury Business Park. There is also a taxi rank outside the train station.
Wellington Railway Station is closest to The Princess Royal Hospital, less than one mile away. Postcode TF1 1BY.
Directions to Shrewsbury Business Park
Address: Shrewsbury Business Park, Douglas Court, Anchorage Avenue, SY2 6LG. Please note: parking at the business park is very busy, if you are coming by car you will probably have to block in another car, please leave a note with your name and number in the front windscreen of your vehicle. However, additional overflow parking is provided by special agreement with Shrewsbury Cricket Club, a 10-minute walk away. (a short video of route in development). Postcode of Shrewsbury Cricket Club is SY2 6PP, on London road.
Click here for directions or use the map below.
Directions to Queensway Business Park, Telford
Address: Queensway Business Park, Maple Road, Telford, TF1 7UL. Please note: parking at the business park is very busy, if you are coming by car you will probably have to block in another car, please leave a note with your name and number in the front windscreen of your vehicle.
Ludlow Community Hospital
There is a Maternity Led Unit and Renal Services based at Ludlow Community Hospital. Address: Gravel Hill, Ludlow SY8 1QU.
The Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Centre
Address: Severn Fields Health Village, Sundorne Rd, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ.
The Trust advocates active and sustainable travel modes.
- We operate a staff lift-sharing scheme over 400 NHS staff registered.
- Take advantage of Arriva's special NHS Discount on their monthly season ticket. For more information visit the Arriva Website.
- Our Cycle to Work Scheme is open all year, for further details please visit the Vivup website.
- We supply free secure cycle parking and modern changing/shower facilities at both hospital sites and we can help with personal travel planning. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Car parking facilities are available for staff at all sites (download the hospital maps to find out which areas have been designated for staff).
If you are a permanent member of staff and live outside a one-mile radius of the hospital, you can participate in the Trust’s Pay Monthly Scheme, whereby deductions are made from your salary. The recruitment team will help to arrange your parking permit as part of your pre-employment checks. They will take your registration details and this covers the first 4 weeks of your employment. Within this time you must apply for a permit via the Intranet App, accessible through Trust computers - http://sathcarparking/Wizard/Introduction. You will need your payroll number to complete this application online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure of your payroll number.
If you are a member of our bank staff, the recruitment team will also help with your application as part of your pre employment checks. You will be asked to pay a £45 upfront fee when your start date is agreed and this will cover 12 months of parking.
It might be useful for you to print off these maps in advance to help navigate around the hospital in your first few days - but if you aren't sure where to go, please ask a member of staff who will be more than happy to help you. Click on either of the maps below to open the full maps for both hospitals (they include information about Staff Car Parks and the inside of the hospitals too).
Staff induction is called Corporate Welcome, sessions are delivered both face to face and via Teams. You will be sent an email informing you of the date of your session, and will be visible on your Learning Made Simple account (the Trusts online learning portal).
This programme is designed to welcome all new staff to the organisation and provide some essential information for you. You will also get to meet some key people in the organisation who will be a source of information and advice.
You should also complete a Local Induction with your manager within your first month.
What do I wear?
Smart casual – no revealing clothes, ripped jeans, etc. Remember you are representing the Trust and need to present a good impression to visitors to the hospital.
Where do I need go?
Details will have been sent to your NHS email address. If you are booked on a Teams session, an email with the Teams link will be sent to you one week prior to the event.
If you have not received information about your Corporate Welcome, contact the Corporate Education office to reorganise on 01952 565801, ext. 5801 if calling internally or email email@example.com.
We have a number of food outlets in both hospitals. Some are Trust run, others are run by Charities. All cater for a number of dietary requirements.
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
- Mytton Restaurant (Ground Floor) This is a great place to get a cheap meal hot or cold meal and sit down at the same time. Open Mon to Fri 11.45am to 2pm
- Caffe Bistro (Ground Floor) Caffe Bistro is best known for a good cup of coffee and a great panini. They also have a selection of high-quality cakes, sandwiches and wraps. Staff receive 15% discount. Open Mon to Fri 8am to 6.30pm Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm
- League of Friends (Outpatients) A great place to grab a cold lunch and a snack. Mon to Fri 9.00am to 4.30pm
- League of Friends (Ward Block) Open Mon to Fri 9.00am to 7.30pm Sat 9.00am to 6.00pm Sun 11.00am to 4.30pm
- League of Friends (Treatment Centre) Open Mon 9.00am to 3.30pm, Tues 9.00am to 4.30pm, Wed 9.00am to 3.30pm, Thurs 9.00am to 4.30pm, Fri 9.00am to 4.00pm
Princess Royal Hospital
- Apley Restaurant and Coffee City (First floor) This is a great place to get a cheap meal hot or cold meal and sit down at the same time. Open Mon to Fri 8.30am to 7.30pm Sat 10am to 4.00pm Sunday Closed
- Friends of PRH (Ground Floor) - super if you want to grab a cold lunch and a snack. Open Mon to Fri 8.30 am to 6pm Sat & Sun 10.30am to 4.30pm Caffe Bistro (Women’s and Childrens Centre)
- Caffe Bistro is best known for a good cup of coffee and a great panini. The also have a selection of high-quality cakes, sandwiches and wraps. Staff receive 15% discount. Open Mon to Fri 8am – 6.30pm Sat – Sun 10am – 5pm
We use an online system for claiming expenses for parking, business mileage etc. It is called e-Expenses and is very easy to use. It will allow you to not only build up your claim over the month without worrying about a sheet of paper but will also enable you to keep track of it right up until it is paid.
To access the system for the first time visit the website http://www.sel-expenses.com.
When do I get my uniform?
If you are a member of permanent staff, and are required to wear a uniform, you would get this from your manager. If you are joining our Bank team, please contact the Temporary Staffing Department once you have your start date confirmed to arrange collecting your uniform from their office.
Our multi-disciplined teams can be identfied by the type of uniform they wear.
NHSmail is the national secure collaboration service for health and social care in England and Scotland. All staff are given an NHSmail Email account when they start at the trust to be used as a key communication and collaboration tool, which also enables staff access to the Microsoft Teams Office365 platform. See the “user guides” section on our main website here.
Staff use the NHSmail email to access other trust systems such as the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Employee Self-Service (ESS) system to access their Payslip online and also the E-Learning for Health online training for staff. If you’re a member of staff using NHSmail to access your ESR account online then you can view our all-in-one guide to accessing NHSmail, Employee Self Service and your Electronic Staff Record in the “user guides” section on our main website here.
NHSmail is accessible via www.nhs.net. If you have any questions or need some help you can contact the IT Service Desk 8.30am - 5pm Mon-Friday 01743 492522.
As a member of staff at our Trust, the ESR Employee Self Service (ESS) allows you to amend and view information on your Electronic Staff Record from anywhere, on any device, any time.
ESR Employee Self Service can be accessed via the NHS ESR Web Page.
As a Trust we are continuously looking to improve our services to support staff and bank workers, which is why I am delighted to let you all know that as from the 1st July 2020 we are moving away from printing and sending out paper payslips and replacing these with electronic payslips. Also by doing this all staff will now have a trust NHS.net email account which will benefit trust communications as well as give staff access to many NHS discount websites.
To view your electronic payslip you will need to;
- Activate your brand new NHS.net email address
- Access your Employee Self Services (ESS) account
Please watch the following video on how to complete this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbG7dKtCCBY - If you have any queries after watching this video, please contact ext 7030
How do I activate and access my NHS.net account?
(see section above called activating your email address).
How do I register and access my ESS account?
Please watch the video in the section above called activating your email address which also tells you how to register your ESS account. You can also read the “How to” guides which are available on our SaTH internet page to gain your User Name and set a Password.
By accessing your ESR Employee Self Service (ESS) record, you are able to:
- Payslips and P60s
- Total Reward Statements
- Absence calendar
- Registration information
- Announcements relating to ESR
- Home address details
- Telephone numbers
- Emergency contact details
- Bank account details
- Personal details e.g. sexual orientation; religious belief; disability information
Do you fancy winning some pennies and helping support the hospital at the same time? If you do, join in our staff lottery!
Tickets cost £1 and a maximum of 5 tickets can be purchased. Payment will be deducted from your salary (a minimum of £1 per month to a maximum of £5 per month).
What can I win?
A prize pool will be created by the monthly contributions to the lottery. The greater the number of players, the bigger the cash prizes and funds raised for staff benefit.
The prize pool will be split so approximately 50% will go on prizes:
- 1st prize = 20% of the entry money
- 2 x 2nd prizes = 10% of the entry money
- 2 x 3rd prizes = 5% of the entry money
The remaining 50% of the money will go into the Small Things Makes a Big Difference Fund. There may be a one-off “super draw” every year with larger cash prizes.
The draw will take place on the second Wednesday of each month. and the winners will be announced in Chatterbox that week.
The Staff Lottery is open to all staff working at SaTH who have regular contracted hours and are on the Trust’s payroll.
For further information please contact SaTH Charity Office, Stretton House, RSH on 01743 241446 (Ext 1446) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to the NHS, welcome to the world of amazing staff benefits!
Here at SaTH we are continually working to increase the benefits and offers available to you. We currently offer a range of staff benefits including:
Exclusive NHS Discounts
There are many discounts exclusive to NHS employees, some of which can be found below:
- Health Service Discounts: NHS Discounts, Offers & Codes - Healthcare & NHS discounts offering NHS staff benefits from 100s of brands
- Staff Benefits - Discounts of products and services
- Exclusive deals for NHS staff at NHS Staff Benefits - NHS Staff Benefits - Discounts of products and services
- Welcome to Blue Light Card - Costs £4.99 for 2 years. Access to thousands of exclusive discounts via their handy app. You also receive a physical card to use on the high-street.
- NHS Discounts, Health Service Discount Codes for Staff 2020 | Vogo.co.uk - NHS Discount codes from a variety of well-known UK high street brand.
- Arriva Travel - Save big time with monthly tickets by Direct Debit - The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust | Employer Travel Club | Arriva Bus
For a more detailed look at all the staff benefits on offer here at SaTH, please visit our dedicated staff benefits page by clicking here.
It is really important to keep our staff informed and engaged. If we have something to share, we will do it through a number of routes to try to get in front of everyone.
Here is a list of the websites managed by the Trust:
Chatterbox is our weekly round-up of goings-on in the Trust and a chance for your to tell your story. Once it is ready, a global email is sent out to your work email. You can also find it, and previous versions, on the Intranet from any work computer.
We encourage staff to engage with the Trust on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. It’s important to always be mindful of how you conduct yourself in public forums, so if you’re ever unsure you can read our guidance note by searching for “social media” on the intranet. If you’d like us to share a story on our accounts you can get in touch by emailing or giving communications a call on: 01743 261000 ext 1378 / 2274 / 2285.
Important correspondance will also be sent in the form of Global email, please access your work email on a regular basis to ensure you do not overlook anything important - you might miss out on free cake (and other important information) if you don't!
What to do if the media calls
Always remember there is no such thing as an “Off the Record” chat. Anything that you say could be published or broadcast. If you are contacted you should:
During office hours: Contact the Communications Office - 01743 261378 (Ext 1378)/01743 492285 (Ext 2285) / 01743 492274 (Ext 2274) or email email@example.com
At other times / out of hours: Speak to the Clinical Site Manager (CSM) in the first instance (Bleep 886 at RSH or Bleep 109 at PRH). They may refer this enquiry to the Duty Manager or Duty Director. Alternatively, you can direct callers to our contact page on the website at www.sath.nhs.uk/news-media/contact-the-team
There is a lot going on in our Trust - get involved wherever you can!
From our online sales forum which can be found here on the intranet. To our Funday, Awareness Day such as End PJ Paralysis, International Nurses Day, bake sales for fundraising and our very own charity (SaTH Charity). There is even a staff lottery. There is also much much more going on within your own teams.
You are part of SaTH now, and we want you to be part of everything.
Cyber Security at SaTH
The Trust has its own dedicated Cyber Security Team that provides guidance and assurance to the Trust based on best practise and recommendations from recognised Cyber Security Organisations, Leading Experts and Research.
The Cyber Security Team have an Internal website that provides advice and guidance on latest news, passwords, emails (including phishing and spam), patches and applying updates, training, social engineering, guidance and best practise.
What is Cyber Security?
Cyber Security is a broad term, generally used to describe the protection of computers, network devices and their associated equipment from unauthorised access. The protection involves the controlling of access as well as, ensuring devices are updated so as to reduce the number of weaknesses so as to limit the effect of any weaknesses that may be taken advantage of through various controls including passwords, anti-virus, patching, policies, training etc.
Why is Cyber Security important in the Health Sector?
NHS organisations are trusted with vast amounts of Patient data, which is sensitive and valuable. The NHS is considered to be National Infrastructure as it involves systems, process and people that are necessary for the country to function and to which daily life depends. The information the NHS is trusted with includes Health records for patients that in the wrong hands can be used for blackmail, identity theft and to intimidate individuals.
The NHS in terms of IT and its associated systems has faced many challenges through a lack of investment, which has meant IT systems are held on legacy systems and systems that have vulnerabilities. In addition there has been a skills shortage and limited training.
Why would the NHS be subject to a Cyber Attack?
The NHS could be targeted with the intention to disrupt patient care, for example if a hospitals network was infected with malware, then the impact to the operation of A&E, Outpatients, Maternity would be significant, this kind of attack is likely to originate from a Nation State. Another kind of attack may involve making the public facing internet unavailable or defacing its content and adding specific content to portray a belief and would likely be carried out by “Hacktivists”. Then there are those individuals who seek to prove to themselves or their peers by testing their skills. Or just simply someone who has a grudge with how they perceive how they or someone they know was treated.
Why would someone in Health Care be of interest to a Cyber Criminal?
The NHS employs approx. 1.5 million people, which means that the level and knowledge, awareness as well as the skills related to Cyber Security is varied. A significant number of these staff will have access to what Cyber Criminals consider valuable data.
Freedom to Speak Up Guardians act in an independent capacity to support and help drive the Trust to make it a safer place for patients and staff and a more open place to work. They offer support and advice to those that want to raise concerns to ensure that any safety issue is addressed and feedback is given to the member of staff who raised it. Freedom to Speak Up Guardians ensure that there are no repercussions for those that have raised the concern either immediately or in the long-term.
If you have a concern about:
- Patient safety
- Safety of one of your colleagues
- Any form of malpractice or wrong doing
- If you feel you may have been bullied, harassed or intimidated
The Freedom to Speak Up Guardians are here to support you:
07773 976 983 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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