Promoting partnership working in the NHS

NHS Staff Survey

The NHS staff survey is the single biggest staff engagement event for the NHS. It demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the importance of listening and acting on the views of staff. 

The Social Partnership Forum believes that the NHS staff survey has an important part to play in the relationship that the NHS has with its employees.

The Francis Inquiry Report, published 6 February 2013, supports this view as it highlighted the need for organisations to act on feedback from staff including data from staff surveys.

The survey is carried out annually by the Picker Institute and is an important way of making sure that the views of NHS staff inform local improvement plans and input into local and national assessments of quality, safety, and delivery of the NHS Constitution.

Data from the NHS staff survey has also been the basis of national partnership activity through the SPF in relation to health and wellbeing and whistleblowing.

The SPF commented on the findings of the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2018 which were released 26 February 2019. 

The results of the 2018 NHS Staff Survey are available on the NHS Staff Survey Website.