Publish date: 09 March 2023

Our staff have rated UCLH the top trust in England, improving on our ranking from last year when we were third best in England and top in London.

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) analysed the results of the NHS Staff Survey for general acute and acute/community trusts who said they “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement “I would recommend my organisation as a place to work”. 

Top 5 general acute and acute/community trusts in England:


2022 score 

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 


Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 


Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  


Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 


South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust 



Staff were also very positive about the care we provide for our patients, with 85 per cent saying they would be happy for a friend or relative to be treated here, compared to 61 per cent (average) for other acute trusts. 

Chief executive David Probert said: “Last year, we were named best London trust to work for. This year, we’ve surpassed that to be named the best trust to work for in the whole of England. This is an incredible achievement and the credit for it must go to everyone in this organisation, as great leadership is something that’s only possible when we all work together. At UCLH, we have a real ‘OneTeam’ ethos, and our values – safety, kindness, teamwork and improving – are central to the way we work. This accolade shows that, at UCLH, we live those values every day.”