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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’.