2019 National NHS Staff Survey

The results of the 2019 NHS Staff Survey have been published today by The Co-ordination Centre (Picker Institute Europe)  on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement. This is the seventeenth annual national survey of NHS staff.

Since 2013, participating organisations have been able to conduct the survey as a census or extended sample and this option is increasingly being adopted. Over one million staff across 300 NHS organisations were invited to take part in the 2019 survey, and over 70,000 more responses were received than in 2018.

Over 569,000 staff responded to the 2019 survey, a response rate of 48.5% (compared to a response rate of 45.7% in 2018).

The fieldwork for the survey was carried out in October and November 2019.

The survey results and associated documentation can be viewed at the National NHS Staff Survey Co-ordination Centre.

The questionnaire remains the same as in 2018. One new theme on team working has been added to the presentation of the results for 2019 with scores provided back to 2015.

Five of the eleven themes have shown improvement since 2018, the remaining six themes remain the same as in 2018 and no themes are showing deterioration.

The results are available via a series of dashboards at