Hospital staff take part in second national survey

National Health Service (NHS) hospital staff in Norwich and Cromer are being asked what they think about their working lives.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust is next week sending out questionnaires to 850 employees as part of the second national NHS staff survey.

“The overall aim of the survey is to gather information that will improve the working lives of those who provide care for patients and in doing so help us all to provide even better care,” said Paul Forden, chief executive. 

“I urge all staff receiving a questionnaire to take part in this important national survey. Last year 67 per cent of our employees returned completed questionnaires and this year we are hoping for even more.” 

From late September to early October a proportion of staff in every NHS trust in England will be invited to take part – about 370,000 people in total. The survey contains questions about work life balance, team working, job satisfaction, training, management & supervision, violence and health & safety.

It is organised by the independent inspection body, the Healthcare Commission, in conjunction with the Staff Survey Advice Centre at Aston University. Collected data will be sent to Aston University in mid December and trusts will receive a detailed report of their survey findings in February 2005.

The trust survey reports will be published by the Healthcare Commission in March 2005, together with a report of the overall national findings.

Friday 1st of October 2004 11:00:18 AM