Results from the annual NHS staff survey published

The National Health Service has released the results of its 2020 staff survey, with 220 trusts completing the survey and 592,000 people participating.

The survey has seen a large increase in responses from the survey in 2019, when 470,288 people responded.

It covers 10 areas called ‘themes’ with an average score being calculated out of 10 for each theme. For example, the average score for the health and wellbeing category was 6.1 out of 10.  In this category Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust scored the highest out of any NHS trust, with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust scoring the lowest.

Working from home saw a significant increase with 36.0% of workers having said they now primarily work from home, and those working in Mental Health / Learning Disability Trusts or Combined MH/LD and Community Trusts were most likely to be working from home.  

Worryingly, almost 45% of staff admitted they had felt unwell due to workplace stress.  

Physical abuse from patients / service users, their relatives or other members of the public has increased with 14.5% of participants admitting they had suffered from physical attacks.  

To view the survey results please click here.

LH News analysis into the highest and lowest scores:

Equality, diversity and inclusion, highest and lowest revealed

Health and wellbeing, highest and lowest revealed