NHS Staff Survey in England

Background to the NHS Staff Survey

NHS England took ownership of the NHS Staff Survey from the Department of Health in April 2013. Previously, from 2003 to 2009, the Care Quality Commission and its predecessor the Healthcare Commission owned the survey.

The NHS Staff Survey results are predominantly aimed at NHS organisations, to inform local improvements in staff experience and well-being.

The Staff Survey offers a snapshot in time of how people experience their working lives, gathered at the same time each year. Its strength is in capturing a national picture alongside local detail, enabling NHS England to explore staff experience across different parts of the NHS and work to bring about the necessary improvements.

The results are also used by NHS England to support national assessments of quality and safety. The Care Quality Commission uses the results to inform their Intelligent Monitoring work to help to decide who, where and what to inspect.

2022 NHS Staff Survey results publication

The 2022 NHS Staff Survey results published at 9:30am on Thursday 9 March 2023 on the Staff Survey Coordination Centre website.

This is the second year the NHS Staff Survey results have been aligned with the seven elements of the People Promise, which sets out in the words of our NHS people what would make the NHS the best place to work. This means most of the 2022 results can be compared to 2021, whilst many of the questions and the two themes Engagement and Morale have longer trend data.

Further to receiving local data, each organisation received its benchmark report under embargo on Tuesday 21 February 2023. These reports are now also published on the Staff Survey Coordination Centre website.

Eligibility was extended to bank only workers for the first time in 2022 with a tailored survey. Employing organisations took part on a voluntary basis and the findings are not directly comparable with the core NHS Staff Survey results. National unweighted data for those trusts who participated will be shared separately later in March.

If you have any questions, please contact the Staff Survey Coordination Centre: nhsstaffsurvey@surveycoordination.com.

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 Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Analytical Services, NHS England, Room 5SE, Quarry House, Leeds, LS2 7UE.

Email: england.feedback-data@nhs.net