The RNOH will remain the UK’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospital, further enhancing its international profile for outstanding patient care, research and education

Our Values

Our aim is to deliver world-class clinical care and training and to undertake pioneering research for the benefit of our patients. To do this, the RNOH have four values that inform everything we do:

Patients first, always

  • Protecting patients’ rights to courtesy and dignity
  • Treating patients as individuals and with compassion
  • Responding to patients’ needs and expectations
  • Providing a clinically safe environment
  • Achieving positive clinical outcomes
  • Rigorous monitoring and maintenance of high standards

Excellence, in all we do

  • Practice based on evidence, education and research
  • Working across departments and professional boundaries to achieve Trust-wide goals and targets
  • Rewarding and celebrating excellence
  • Maximising the benefits of partnerships
  • Paying attention to detail
  • Striving for excellence through collaboration and research

Trust, Honesty and Respect, for each other

  • Challenging inappropriate behaviour from patients or colleagues
  • Being transparent and open with each other
  • Asking for help when we need to
  • Contributing to the team
  • Being constructive rather than blaming
  • Listening more than telling
  • Maintaining confidentiality for patients and colleagues
  • Speaking well of, and supporting each other
  • Empowering staff to achieve their potential

Equality, for all

  • Reaping the benefits of diversity
  • Ensuring equitable care for all our patients
  • Designing services to meet the needs of all our patient groups
  • Challenging prejudice and discrimination
  • Valuing the diversity of ideas, roles and backgrounds
  • Ensuring fair and consistent employment practice
  • Celebrating difference and achievement at all levels of the Trust
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