National Quarterly Pulse Survey

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Guidance for implementing and submitting results for the National Quarterly Pulse Survey.


The primary purpose of the National Quarterly Pulse Survey (NQPS) is to provide a consistent and standardised approach to listening to staff at more regular intervals both nationally and locally. It provides frequent opportunities to hear from staff to help understand employee experience and employee engagement. The aim is to support decision making and actions for improvement with the ambition of making the NHS the workplace we all want it to be for us and our patients.