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Results for the 2015 NHS staff survey are now available

Feedback reports

Each of the 297 NHS organisations that took part in the 2015 NHS Staff Surveys has a detailed feedback report of their findings. The reports include information on local changes since 2014, a benchmarked analysis of findings and data by occupational and demographic groups.

The main and summary feedback reports are arranged by organisation type and in alphabetical order. Please use the following links.

Please note, for further information on how to interpret the feedback reports, including details of the calculations used, the benchmarking and the weighting please see the document Making sense of your staff survey data, available here.

Briefing note: Issues highlighted by the 2015 NHS Staff Survey

To see an overview of results from the thirteenth annual survey of NHS Staff Survey click here.

Please note that a revised version of the national briefing was published on 22nd March 2016 to correct errors that were identified in the reported results for questions 6a-c, 12a-d, and 18b-d. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these errors. None of the other documents were affected: all trust-level data, key findings, and unweighted national data have been checked and remain accurate. A detailed description of changes is available here.

Detailed Spreadsheets

Detailed speadsheets showing Key Finding and question level information for each organisation who took part in the NHS Staff Survey 2015 can be found here. Please note, the data used in these spreadsheets is unweighted.

National Weighted Data

A spreadsheet containing 2014 and 2015 national and trust type data for all 2015 questions and Key Findings, weighted to account for occupational group differences and trust size can be found here. This data matches that presented in the national briefing.

Please note that a revised version of the national weighted data spreadsheet was published on 22nd March 2016 to correct errors that were identified in the reported results for questions 6a-c, 12a-d, and 18b-d. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these errors. None of the other documents were affected: all trust-level data, key findings, and unweighted national data have been checked and remain accurate. A detailed description of changes is available here.

Organisation and Benchmarking Group Weighted Data

A spreadsheet containing 2014 and 2015 Key Finding scores for every organisation that took part in the 2015 NHS Staff Survey, along with an indication of the statistical significance of any change between the years is available here. Data is weighted by occupational group, and matches the data used in the 2015 organisation feedback reports. 

A spreadsheet containing the 2015 median Key Finding scores for each benchmarking group included in the 2015 NHS Staff Survey is available here. Data is weighted by occupational group, and matches the weighted data used in the 2015 organistion feedback reports. Note: this weighting is different to that used in the national weighted data sheets and the national briefing, which also weight by trust size, and can be found in the 'national weighted data' section above.

Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents provide further information on the 2015 NHS Staff Survey to help understand and contextualise the results:

- A ‘Making sense of your staff survey data’ document, which contains detail on the calculation and usage of the Key Findings and ‘overall staff engagement’ figure, and also explains the weighting, benchmarking, and ranking of organisations that is used in the feedback reports, as well as the calculation of the question data used in the report and a reminder of the eligibility criteria for the survey. It is available to download here.

- A 'Key Finding calculations and comparability' document, which is an extract from the above 'Making Sense' document, is available to download here.

- A 'Summary of key research findings from the NHS Staff Survey', which summarises the key research findings from the NHS Staff Survey and suggests what NHS organisations can do to learn from these, in order to create better conditions for both staff and patients, available to download here.

- A 'Questionnaire, Key Finding and benchmarking group changes explanatory document', which details the substantial changes made to these aspects of the survey for 2015, and their implications for the comparability of the data and reporting - available to download here.

- A 'Comparability spreadsheet' which shows which questions are considered comparable between the 2014 and 2015 staff surveys - available to download here.

Pre-Release Access List

A document detailing all those who had 24-hour pre-release access to Staff Survey 2015 results can be found here.

Response rates pilot analysis

As part of the 2015 NHS Staff Survey, a pilot study was conducted to test a variety of interventions designed to increase response rates for the online arm of the survey. A report on the findings of the pilot is available here.

Organisation breakdowns by occupation

A spreadsheet containing Key Finding scores by organisation, broken down by occupational group, can be found here