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National NHS Staff Survey Co-ordination Centre

NHS Staff Survey 2017

Preparations for the 2017 NHS Staff Survey are now underway. Key documents for the survey will be published in the coming weeks.


Results from the 2016 NHS Staff Survey are available below and in the latest results section of this website. The results were published on 7th March 2017.

2016 results

- A 'Key output summary' document, which explains how each of the four key outputs from the 2016 Staff Survey should be used, is available here. Please read this to help you decide which output is most appropriate for you to use. If you're unsure, please contact the Staff Survey Co-ordination Centre (nhsstaffsurvey@surveycoordination.com)

- For detailed feedback reports containing the results for each organisation that participated in the survey, please see the feedback reports tab here.

- For a briefing note containing an overview of the national results from the 2016 survey click here.

- For a spreadsheet containing the national and trust type weighted 2015-2016 data for all questions and Key Findings, click here. This data is weighted to account for trust size and occupational group differences, and matches that used in the national briefing.

- For a spreadsheet containing organisation weighted Key Finding 2015-2016 data for each organisation that took part in the 2016 survey, click here.

- For a spreadsheet containing weighted Key Finding data for each benchmarking group included in the 2016 survey, click here.

- For a spreadsheet containing Key Finding data by occupational group for each organisation that took part in the 2016 survey, click here.

- For the unweighted detailed spreadsheets containing unweighted Key Finding and question level data for each organisation that took part in the survey, please click here.

- Our new online results website, which allows users to view local and national results through a series of interactive dashboards, is available at www.nhsstaffsurveyresults.com.

- For a spreadsheet containing 2016 NHS Staff Survey data for the Workforce Race Equality Standard, please click here.

Online results website

Our online results site www.nhsstaffsurveyresults.com is now live.

This year, in addition to the standard result outputs which are published on the NHS Staff Survey website, we have launched the results website which will allow users to view local and national results through a series of interactive dashboards.

The local results on the site replicate those which are contained within the benchmark reports for participating organisations, but the tool presents this data in a format which should be easier to navigate than the ‘static’ benchmark report PDF files.

As this is the first year in which we have made the survey results available via this format, we strongly encourage users to provide feedback on the design of the website, to report any issues they find when using the site, and to let us know what data views and/or functionality they would like to see available on the website in future versions. Please send any feedback to: nhsstaffsurvey@surveycoordination.com

Supporting documents

The following supporting documents provide further information on the 2016 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 are 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 'Trust historical comparability' document, which identifies trusts with amended historical data or no historical comparisons for 2016, is available here.

- A 'Comparability spreadsheet' which shows which questions are considered comparable between the 2015 and 2016 Staff Surveys 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, is available to download here.

Other resources

For further information on comparative health & social care data please see the My NHS website at: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/performance/search