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Health secretary welcomes finding that NHS staff ‘happier than last year’

The latest NHS Staff Survey has stated that its employees are happier and more likely to recommend where they work than last year.

The 2019 survey was issued to over 1.1 million staff across 300 NHS organisations within England. 

Health secretary Matt Hancock described ‘every area of morale’ as increasing.

Themes and questions included equality; wellbeing; quality of appraisals; safety culture; level of pay and managers’ support in ‘personal crises’.

Mr Hancock said the findings feed into the Government's ‘plans to make the NHS the very best place to work’ but also acknowledged that ‘levels of bullying and harassment are too high’.

 

 

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  • Yep 100% agree with this study as I’m leaving very very soon and happy as pig in s**t I’ve made this decision.

    Shame I didn’t make it sooner.

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  • doctordog.

    Sample consisting of retirees?

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  • Did this survey include staff in Primary Care? In my area it was exclusively Trusts

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  • depends on who they asked

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  • I think he is holding his smartphone upside down with the auto-rotate function turned off

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  • Really????
    No. Really?
    Not the impression I get

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  • And pay cut of about 20% in real terms for Consultants over the last 10 years. Middle Consultants leaving in droves or moving around to try better.

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  • Unbelievable. I have not heard from a single doctor how happy he or she is with working in the NHS. I think he needs to see a psychiatrist to get the delusion treated.

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  • this 2019 survey does not include primary care workers at all. 62% report feeling underpaid for their work, 56% worked unpaid overtime every week, 52% felt undervalued in their work, 65% felt managers ignored their concerns, increasingly 7.2% were discriminated against by patients or relatives and 7.7% by colleagues and co-workers. increased rates 28% had MSK issues due to work and 40% suffered from work related stress. as a school report matty I'd give you an F. could do much better. surprised pulse didn't pick up on this.

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  • Matt the app is like a blind man, who’s not even a pilot, piloting a 737 max through a hurricane... his tweets are ludicrously delusional and it’s only a matter of time before he goes down in flames

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