Whilst acknowledging that our national priorities will not be priority issues for all regions or individual NHS organisations we do feel that regional and local employers and staff representatives have a role in working in partnership to:
- identify the priorities that are most important to them
- work in partnership to improve their staff survey results and communicate their actions to staff
- share learning locally, regionally and nationally.
Five case studies from NHS organisations who have responded to their staff survey results in partnership are now available:
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals Foundation Trust, using the staff survey to tackle workplace stress.
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, using the staff survey to improve staff satisfaction and staff engagement.
NHS Plymouth, using the staff survey to tackle harrassment and bullying.
Somerset Partnership NHS Trust, using the staff survey to improve the quality of appraisals
Knowsley PCT, using the staff survey to inform HR strategy and evidence the benefits of partnership working.
In addition, the Department of Health has published a short document ‘The NHS staff survey – why it matters’ which contains case studies from a number of NHS organisations.
Practical tools and resources
NHS Employers has produced a number of resources to help NHS organisations use the NHS staff survey effectively. These include top tips for securing higher participation rates and tips on how to develop an action plan.
In addition a number of online reporting tools can assist you in analysing your results.