When applying for jobs in the NHS it is vital that you do your research beforehand and you know about the organisation. The 6Cs form the foundations for how the NHS is run and how all the staff behave whilst working and representing the organisation. It is important that these are considered throughout your application process so you can demonstrate that you are well suited to the role.
Your 6Cs Checklist
Please ask yourself the following questions:
How am I contributing to our NHS core business of delivering care, so that our organisation contributes to value outcomes for all we care for?
How do I ensure my relationships with patients, their carers and my colleagues are based upon empathy, respect and dignity at all times?
How do I ensure I have the required knowledge and expertise in order to fulfil my role, and do I keep my skills updated? Do I ask for help and support to improve my competence when I do not feel confident to perform my role or an individual task?
How am I making sure I listen to the views of patients, their carers and my colleagues and do I take action when I should? Do I effectively communicate to ensure caring relationships and effective team work?
How do I always do the right thing for the people we care for, their carers and my colleagues? Do I have the personal strength to speak out and raise concerns when required, and the vision to innovate and embrace new improved ways of working?
How am I committed today and every day to face current and future challenges, to always look at ways to continually improve the care and experience of our patients, their carers and my colleagues?
Tom Coates - Career Hub Apprentice