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National NHS Staff Survey Co-ordination Centre

2018 Results

Results for the 2018 NHS Staff Survey are now available.

The results of the NHS Staff Survey 2018 are now available. The various outputs that are created as a result of the survey's publication can be found below, or on our online results site, along with a description as to what each output includes.

An overview of where each output is published is available here.

If you have any questions regarding any of the results presented here, please contact nhsstaffsurvey@surveycoordination.com.

Benchmark and directorate reports

Each of the 304 NHS organisations that took part in the 2018 NHS Staff Survey has a detailed benchmark report of their findings. These reports include information on local changes since 2014 (wherever comparable data is available), alongside benchmarking group comparison results. An additional directorate report, with up to two directorate breakdowns for theme scores, was optional for every organisation.

The benchmark and directorate reports are arranged in alphabetical order by organisation name, and can be accessed through the link below.

Please note, for further information on how to interpret these reports, including details of the calculations used, the benchmarking and the weighting, please see the document ‘Technical Document’, available here.


View Reports Here

National Briefing: Issues highlighted by the 2018 NHS Staff Survey

You can see an overview of the national results from the 2018 NHS Staff Survey in pdf format.

National and local dashboards

A number of national and local results are now published through dashboards on our online results site: www.nhsstaffsurveyresults.com

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 years.

Please send any feedback to: nhsstaffsurvey@surveycoordination.com

Supporting documents

The following supporting documents provide further information on the 2017 NHS Staff Survey to help understand and contextualise the results:

- A ‘Basic guide’ document, provides a brief overview of the staff survey and where the results come from. It is available here.

- The ‘Technical document’  contains details on the calculation and usage of the themes and question level results reported, and also explains the weighting and benchmarking that are used in the benchmark reports, as well as a reminder of the eligibility criteria for the survey. It 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.

-  Research exploring links between staff experience and patient care - two analyses investigating the effect of staff experience within the NHS on patient care have been published and a copy of these are available here and here

Pre-Release Access List

A document detailing all those who had 24-hour pre-release access to Staff Survey 2018 results can be found here.

Key Finding results spreadsheet

A spreadsheet containing 2017-2018 Key Finding data for each organisation that took part in the 2018 survey, along with an indication of the statistical significance of any change between the years, is available here. This data is weighted by occupational group.

Detailed spreadsheets

The 2018 detailed spreadsheets can be download from here.

Health & Wellbeing CQUIN

The spreadsheet containing the necessary data for the Health & Wellbeing CQUIN can be downloaded here.