The survey was sent to 982,000 staff in 316 NHS organisations. 423,000 staff responded, the highest response rate to date.
26 of the key findings measured in the survey improved, three have remained the same, while three have dropped slightly. Some of the key highlights of the survey demonstrate:
- improvement in the overall willingness to recommend the NHS as a place to work or be cared for
- improvements in areas such as the quality of appraisal, manager support, measures of staff engagement, health and wellbeing and confidence from staff in raising concerns
- levels of staff motivation and the percentage of staff who feel their role makes a difference to patients and service users, have broadly remained the same
- staff perception on equality of career progression, experience of discrimination and levels of violence against staff have dropped slightly
- progress has been made, but levels of bullying and harassment still remain unacceptably high, the score fell very slightly from 24.8 to 24.1 per cent, while levels of stress fell from 37 to 36.7 per cent.
Further informationNHS Staff Survey 2016 results web page provides a more detailed summary of the results. For the full 2016 survey results please visit the NHS Staff Survey website.