Survey Documents

Find documents and materials related to conducting the survey.

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All participating organisations must use the core questionnaire provided. Participating organisations are also able to select from three additional question modules and an optional, editable question on values.

Letter and email templates

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

Guidance materials

There are two versions of the 2020 NHS Staff Survey guidance, one for participating organisations and one for contractors.

There are also a set of documents produced to help participating organisations achieve a good survey response rate.

Analysis and reporting

For a brief overview of the survey and the reporting outputs available, please refer to the summary of 2020 outputs and basic guide.

For help with interpreting the quantitative data, please refer to the technical document for quantitative outputs.

And for more information about the approach taken to analysis free text data for 2020 take a look at understanding your free text data and associated free text data technical document.

Pre-release access lists

For details of stakeholders who had 24-hour pre-release access to the NHS Staff Survey 2020 results please see the two pre-release access lists below.