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 same time each year. Its strength is in capturing a national picture alongside local detail, enabling NHS England and NHS Improvement 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 and NHS Improvement 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.

NHS Staff Survey 2021

The 2021 NHS Staff Survey results are now available on the Staff Survey Coordination Centre website.

In the Survey’s most significant refresh for at least a decade, the 2021 results are reported against the seven People Promise elements and two themes (Staff engagement and Morale).

If you have any questions, please contact the Staff Survey Coordination Centre or england.feedback-data@nhs.net.

Latest publications

These are the latest Official Statistics for the National NHS Staff Survey in England published on 30 March 2022. More information about the survey can be found on the Survey Coordination Centre website.

Pre-Release Access List

2021 pre-release access list

Contact us

For further information, please contact:

Analytical Services, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Room 5E26, Quarry House, Leeds, LS2 7UE

Email: england.feedback-data@nhs.net