This is the formal national staff survey that all NHS organisations carry out with their staff, and the results will be used in the overall performance ratings published in the autumn by the new Care Quality Commission.
A random sample of 830 staff were asked their views of working for the Trust based on the four staff pledges in the NHS Constitution. These take into account staff roles and responsibilities, training and development, management support and staff involvement, as well as opportunities to maintain staff health and wellbeing. There were also two additional themes this year looking at staff satisfaction and equality and diversity.
Opportunities for staff to contribute to improvements at work, job satisfaction, and support from immediate line managers were in the top ranking scores for the Trust.
Alan Denton Director of Human Resources said: “ Our response rate was one of the highest in the country which reflects the commitment, interest and motivation of our staff. A good response rate also gives us a good indicator of how our staff feel about working for us.”
“The findings themselves are really encouraging and excellent news for our patients. They also highlight the work that we have been doing over the past year to provide a whole range of initiatives to support staff in their work and help with their own career progression, training and wellbeing.”
“We acknowledge that staff perceptions in relation to work related injuries, extra hours worked by staff and numbers of staff who use the options that are available for flexible working hours were amongst our bottom four rankings, although in these areas we matched the average for all Trusts across the country or finished close to them. We will look at all the scores carefully and over the coming months we will work closely with staff and their representatives to see if there are any areas where we can make further improvements.”
Notes to editors:
The full report for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust can be viewed ion the Healthcare Commission website at:www.healthcarecommission.org.uk
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170