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NHS Staff Survey results - top nationally for effective team working and highest response rate

Posted in #ProudofDPT, News on 9th March, 2017

This week saw the publication of the national NHS Staff Survey results for 2016. More than 61% per cent of our staff participated in the survey towards the end of last year, which was the highest response rate of all mental health Trusts surveyed by the Picker Institute.  This is a great effort from everyone and we thank our staff for taking the time to participate.  Their feedback genuinely does help to shape how we do things.


Melanie Walker, Chief Executive, comments: I am delighted to report that the latest results reflect some significant improvement.  Of the key findings, 14 are better than average and only four are worse than average when compared with other NHS organisations.  Our scores for effective team working and staff not feeling pressurised to work when feeling unwell are the best in the country among mental health and learning disability providers."

Other top scores include:

  • support from immediate managers
  • opportunities for flexible working
  • low percentage of staff experiencing physical violence from patients, relatives or the public

The latest feedback from staff confirms that the areas of improvement we have already identified, and are actively addressing, remain the right areas of focus - learning, development and appraisal and how we make better use of service user feedback, which we are addressing through our Together programme.

You can see more details about the latest staff survey results by clicking the links below: