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NHS chief execs encouraged to support 2012 NHS Staff Survey

17th August 2012

NHS Chief Executive David Nicholson is encouraging health bosses to support the 2012 NHS Staff Survey and to encourage their staff to take part.


In a letter to NHS chief executives, he has outlined the key dates for the survey with all participating organisations having to have it posted it out to staff by September 28, and stressed the importance of it.

In his letter, Sir David said: “Keeping our focus on improving quality at a time of change for the service means that more than ever before, we need fully engaged, satisfied and motivated staff.

“Increasingly, the evidence shows us a clear link between strong staff survey results and the quality of services we provide which means NHS leadership teams must stay connected to their workforce and respond quickly to any changes in morale or satisfaction.

“This annual survey gives us an excellent opportunity not only to listen to what our staff are telling us, but also to see that we have responded to our staff and improved as an organisation during the past year.”

The results of the annual national survey of NHS staff in England are used by: each trust to track their staff views; by the Care Quality Commission in the quality and risk profiles for NHS trusts; pay review bodies as evidence in making their pay recommendations; NHS Employers to inform its work programme to support NHS trusts as employer; and the Department of Health to develop workforce policy and to measure progress towards freeing up staff to provide services that work.


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