New Starters

Welcome to #TeamSFH

 "At Sherwood Forest Hospitals we have two ambitions; we want all patients to receive the level of care we would want for our families, and we want our colleagues to be treated in a way we want to be treated. 

You are now part of the Sherwood family which includes more than 6,000 colleagues.

I'm proud to say that in our latest NHS National Staff Survey 72% of our colleagues voted Sherwood as a great place to work* and I sincerely hope you will feel the same.

My team will continue to support you, our people to provide high quality, safe care for patients, ensuring Sherwood is a great place to work and belong. We are committed to empowering and supporting our people to be the best they can be.

Our vision and what this means in practice:

Looking after our people

  • We will provide the practical and emotional support our people need to do their jobs.

Belonging in the NHS

  • We will embed a culture of kindness, civility and respect, aligned to our CARE values.

Growing for the future

  • We will take steps to become the employer of choice in the local area.

New ways of working and delivering care

  • We will work flexibly and in different ways, working more digitally and efficiently.


    Rob Simcox

    Director of People












I hope you settle into your new role well, I personally wish you all the best for a long and enjoyable career at Sherwood Forest Hospitals."


Please don't hesitate to contact the People Team if you need support:


People Partners


Occupational Health




Temporary Staffing


Learning and Development


Leadership and Management Development


People Information



People Operations


Medical Workforce




Education Centre


Organisational Development


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


Take a look at the links below to learn more about Sherwood and what to expect in your first few months at #TeamSFH.










*Based on results from NHS National Staff Survey 2022 (Sherwood Forest Hospitals ranked 1st in the Midlands and 3rd in the country)