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Positive NHS Staff Survey results

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is celebrating its results in the National NHS Staff Survey.

The scores rank the Trust within the top 20% of Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts in the Country; scoring above the national average in a number of areas. Although Nottinghamshire Healthcare is an integrated healthcare provider, its results are currently issued within the Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts' category.

One of the top scoring areas showed that staff would recommend Nottinghamshire Healthcare as a place to work or receive treatment.

The results within the staff engagement category were also very positive showing an increase on last year's survey results and again scoring the Trust within the top 20%. The results indicate that staff feel they are able to contribute to improvements at work, would recommend Nottinghamshire Healthcare as a place to work or receive treatment and feel motivated and engaged with their work.

When compared with the national average, the Trust scored best in the following areas:

  • Staff feeling satisfied with the quality of work and patient care they are able to deliver;
  • Low work pressure felt by staff;
  • Staff receiving job-relevant training, learning or development in last 12 months;
  • Staff having well-structured appraisals in last 12 months;
  • Support from immediate line managers;
  • Staff saying they felt low levels of work-related stress in the last 12 months;
  • Staff saying hand washing materials are always available;
  • Staff reporting a low level of errors, near misses or incidents witnessed in the last month;
  • Staff experiencing low levels of physical violence from staff in the last 12 months;
  • Staff experiencing low levels of harassment, bullying or abuse from staff in the last 12 months;
  • Staff reporting good communication between senior management and staff;
  • Staff able to contribute towards improvements at work;
  • Staff saying they had job satisfaction;
  • Staff recommendation of the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
  • Staff motivation at work;
  • Staff believing the Trust provides equal opportunities for career progression or promotion;
  • Agreeing feedback from patients/services users is used to make informed decisions in their directorate/department;
  • Staff Engagement.

Ruth Hawkins, Chief Executive of the Trust said:

“We are delighted with the results of this year's survey. There are always areas for improvement, but overall we are confident that we have a motivated workforce that feels valued and able to deliver the best possible services. We will now be looking at the areas we need to target for improvements in the coming year and will keep you updated on developments in those areas.”

This is the twelfth year the National NHS Staff Survey has been carried out to collect the views of NHS employees across England. All full-time and part-time staff who were directly employed by an NHS organisation on September 1, 2014 were eligible to respond.

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