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NHS Staff Survey 2023

2023 Guidance materials

Below you will find the following Guidance materials for 2023:

  • Guidance for Contractors (Republished on 27 October 2023 following an update to Section 11.1 on the approach to data suppression)
  • Guidance for Participating Organisations (Republished on 27 October 2023 following an update to Section 12.1 on the approach to data suppression)
  • Sampling Handbook
  • Information regarding Confidentiality Communications
  • Information regarding Response Rates
  • Survey Embargo Guidance.


All participating organisations must use the core questionnaire provided and may optionally include additional local questions.

Organisations extending the survey to bank workers should use the bank version of the core questionnaire.

Communications Toolkit

In 2021, a template communications toolkit was produced with a range of assets to support staff engagement, HR and comms colleagues in promoting the survey to their staff through their own internal communications and engagement channels.

Building on your positive feedback, the assets are now updated on an annual basis with new additions. These include some assets aimed at bank only workers, who now also take part in the survey.

In addition, check out these promotional videos which can be used to support your own engagement activities:

Email and letter templates

Download the covering emails and letters that must be used when contacting staff.


NHS Staff Survey 2022

Analysis and reporting

For a brief overview of the survey and the reporting outputs available from the NHS Staff Survey 2022, please refer to the basic guide.

For help with interpreting outputs produced for 2022, please refer to the Technical Guide.

Case Studies

Useful case studies from participating organisations.

Pre-release access list

For details of stakeholders who had 24-hour pre-release access to the NHS Staff Survey 2022 results please see the pre-release access list below.