NHS National Staff Survey 2016

NHS National Staff Survey 2016
07 March 2017

STAFF at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust receive regular appraisals and feel secure in reporting incidents of violence, according to a national report.

The results of the NHS National Staff survey shows that 95% of staff at the Trust received an appraisal in the last 12 months, against the national average for acute Trusts of 87%. These ratings were among the best 20% of Trusts in the country.

Staff also witness fewer potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents than most Trusts across the country while harassment, bullying and abuse towards staff from patients, relatives and the public is also low.

They also indicated that they feel confident and secure in reporting unsafe practice at work.

Of the 32 key findings, the Trust rated above average or within the top 20% nationally in 12 of them.

There are a number of areas where the Trust recognised that it needs to improve, such as improving health and wellbeing opportunities, offering staff flexible working patterns and ensuring staff feel satisfied with their level of responsibility and involvement in work matters.

Roger Smith, Director of Human Resources, said: “The Trust is aiming to be rated as outstanding by the CQC and we are working hard with staff to help them to achieve that goal. It’s important to listen to our staff and ensure that they feel that they can raise any concerns they have with us. This allows us to make improvements which will ultimately benefit our patients.

“We understand that there are areas where we need to improve and the results of this survey will allow us to identify areas which require greater attention. But we value the contributions from all of our staff and these results will ensure we continue to make strides forward.”

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