Staff survey shows more to do to improve support culture in NHS

26 February 2019

Responding to the NHS Staff Survey 2018, the deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery said:

“In spite of the pressures they face NHS staff remain positive and dedicated to the NHS.

“It is welcome that the recent Agenda for Change reforms have improved staff satisfaction with pay. Relationships with managers have improved and more respondents have recommended their organisation as a good place to work.

Relationships with managers have improved and more respondents have recommended their organisation as a good place to work.

Saffron Cordery    Deputy Chief Executive

“But it is clear that rota gaps and staff shortages are piling pressure onto existing staff. More staff are reporting that their health and wellbeing has been impacted by work-related stress while satisfaction with the quality of work and care they can provide has fallen. It is disappointing to see that more staff are experiencing instances of bullying or harassment by colleagues. 

We can only address workforce challenges by urgently tackling the growing number of vacancies within trusts and ensuring people want to stay within the NHS. To do this, we must ensure that staff feel valued, are supported and have equal opportunities to develop their careers.

Saffron Cordery    Deputy Chief Executive

“We can only address workforce challenges by urgently tackling the growing number of vacancies within trusts and ensuring people want to stay within the NHS. To do this, we must ensure that staff feel valued, are supported and have equal opportunities to develop their careers.

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