Privacy & Cookies Policy

Thank you for visiting the NHS Staff Survey website. This privacy notice only applies to this website. For information about how NHS organisations process employee data please see the relevant organisation’s website or contact them directly.

More information on how NHS England and NHS Improvement processes personal data and your rights can be found here.

The privacy notice for Picker Institute Europe, where the Staff Survey Coordination Centre is based, can be found here.

What information do we collect about your use of this website?

We collect information on website usage using cookies. Device type and IP address are automatically collected for analysis purposes, for example, allowing us to look at how many people are looking at the website. We also collect the contact details you provide if you complete the ‘Contact us’ form.

Where your personal data is collected due to your use of this website, we will only retain your data in a way that can identify you for as long as is necessary.

How will we use the information you provide?

We will use the website usage information generated using cookies to help improve this site. If you provide your name and contact details through the ‘Contact us’ form, we will use this information to respond to your message.

What cookies does this site use and how are they used?

We use cookies on our website to make your experience as easy and simple as possible. We currently only use analytical/performance cookies.

Cookies are small data files that we place on your computer. They improve your experience by measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

The individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them are:

  • CookieControl: It controls the cookie banner behaviour and saves the visitor’s choice about storing cookies.
  • _gat_UA-8492113-4: Google Analytics cookie. Used to persist session state.
  • _gid: Google Analytics cookie. Used to distinguish users.
  • _ga: Google Analytics cookie. Used to distinguish users.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we ensure personal information is held securely?

The Staff Survey Coordination Centre takes its information security responsibilities seriously and applies various precautions to ensure your information is protected from loss, theft or misuse. Security precautions include appropriate physical security of offices and controlled and limited access to computer systems.

Picker, where the Staff Survey Coordination Centre is based, has regular internal and external audits of its information security controls and working practices, and is accredited to the International Standard for Information Security, ISO 27001.

Your rights

You have the right to access any of your personal data within the limited period that Staff Survey Coordination Centre holds it.

You have the right to withdraw your consent and to object to our processing of your personal data at any time.

You also have the right to rectify any incorrect or out-of-date personal data about you which we may hold.

If you want to exercise your rights, please get in touch using the Contact Us form.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to this website. When you use the links provided to visit the other websites, you should read their own privacy notices.

How to contact us

Please contact the Staff Survey Coordination Centre directly using the Contact Us form.