Culture - What's Important

Make Your Voice Count

We know that at work staff culture shapes the behaviour of everyone, the quality of care we provide and our overall performance. As the NHS re-organises itself to meet the challenges it faces now and in the future, creating a positive culture is as important as ever.

Culture has also been described simply as: “how we do things round here”.  Culture includes the values we aspire to and how we then behave towards each other.

So we want to hear from our staff about their experience of the culture at LYPFT.  We want to understand more about staff experiences of our current culture and what “good culture” at work really feels like. It’s important for you to also share your views on what might be getting in the way of creating a good culture, and for us all to come together to think about what we really need to do differently to create the culture we want.

So 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.