Coronavirus response: your voice counts

How has it felt and what can we learn?

Last September, we started having conversations about our culture. Many of you took part to share how you feel about coming to work, and what needs to change to improve our culture. It is with this work in mind that we are keen to take stock of how you have felt throughout our Coronavirus response.

The past few months have been a challenge like no other with the Coronavirus outbreak affecting us all personally and professionally. As the healthcare system passes the peak of the pandemic, we have a good opportunity to pause, reflect and share our experiences of working for the Trust during this time.

So we want to hear from our staff what’s worked well, what’s been important and made you feel valued, what’s been challenging, if you’ve felt supported and what more we can do to support your wellbeing in the future. We also want to understand what has been learned from this experience that can form part of our longer term recovery plans.

Please join the conversation now and take this opportunity to make your voice count.

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What is Your Voice Counts?

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to bringing the experience and ideas of staff, service users, members and partners to the heart of decision making. “Your Voice Counts” is our way of making this happen.

This website is our digital channel for Your Voice Counts, it works alongside our face-to-face workshops, focus groups and other communications and listening events to give our communities a voice.

This accompanying video helps tell the story of how this approach empowered our staff and stakeholders to make their voice count in our recent strategy refresh project.



What is a Your Voice Counts Online Conversation?

Like all great meetings, a Your Voice Counts online conversation brings people together to build insight, agree plans and inspire action.

Unlike a physical meeting, our online conversations provide us with a virtual room that is not constrained by size, timing or location. It means more people can have their say at a time that suits them from wherever they are whilst the conversation is live.

Each online conversation poses one or more powerful questions to our staff, service users, carers, members and partners and invites those who are interested to share their ideas, review the ideas of others and use voting and commenting to bring the best ideas to the top.

All contributions to our online conversations are anonymised, this ensures ideas are judged on their merit, not their author. It means we can have truly open, honest and accountable debate.

FAQ and Contact

Your Voice Counts online conversation is a platform of communication used to have conversations and to share information with staff, service users, members and partners.

Your contributions are shared anonymously. This means your information will not be shown next to any of your ideas, comments or votes. Consequently, ideas are judged by their merit and not their author.

Your contributions will be used to directly shape the future of our Trust.

Learn more here…