National Quarterly Pulse Survey coming in July 2021!

Introduction

The National Quarterly Pulse Survey (NQPS) has replaced the Pulse Checks. This is a new requirement which sets out the need for all Trusts to ask all colleagues the nine engagement theme questions from the annual NHS staff survey on a quarterly basis (during the months of July, January and April). The NQPS will run alongside the annual NHS Staff Survey, providing a more regular insight into the working experience of colleagues at DCHS, at a high level.  It will also enable colleagues and leaders to keep track of engagement levels on an ongoing basis. They provide information to allow focus and relevant action to be taken each quarter, rather than once a year. It also means that leaders will have key indicators very swiftly after the survey has been completed.

Benefits and purpose

Staff engagement has been researched in detail over the last few decades and has been proven to have strong links with organisational performance. The Staff Experience and Engagement team at NHS England and NHS Improvement has also conducted recent research where employee engagement was shown to have positive correlation with lower patient mortality, lower sickness levels and lower patient complaints. This follows on from a variety of studies over recent years by academics specific to the health care setting. 

Survey operation

The National Quarterly Pulse Survey is mandatory for NHS provider organisations. You will receive an email with a personal link for you to submit your survey. It takes just a few minutes and will provide us with valuable insights that we can use to improve your working experience.

Announcements

All colleagues (including bank staff) will have the opportunity to participate in the new National Quarterly Pulse Survey from Q2; 12-31 July 2021

 

 

Dates for your diary

July 2021

Historic Results - Master report (Pulse Checks)

The Master Pulse Check report was last updated with the Quarter 1 figures (Quarter 2 is a sample of staff, Quarter 3 is replaced by the NHS Staff Survey).

Please click on the image below to download the full tracking report, mapped back from April 2014 to March 2019 to display your results for all localities (directorate, department and team level) over time.

 

 

Due to the structure changes that have taken place in ESR, the reports that we have received do not show the historical data and columns that we are used to for most areas. You will be able to cross reference with the previous reports and the OE team can support you to link up page numbers where the teams are the same, with only a name change, however they are unable to manipulate the historical data to match the groupings in the new ESR structures.

Results archive

 

 

  July 2013 DCHS Pulse Check results – 3 areas

  July 2013 DCHS Pulse Check results – 9 questions

  October 2013 DCHS Pulse Check results – 3 areas

  October 2013 DCHS Pulse Check results – 9 questions

  January 2014 DCHS Pulse Checks results – 3 areas

  January 2014 DCHS Pulse Checks results – 9 questions

  April 2014 DCHS Pulse Checks results – 3 areas

  April 2014 DCHS Pulse Checks results – 9 questions

  July 2014 DCHS Pulse Checks results – 3 areas

  July 2014 DCHS Pulse Checks results – 9 questions

  January 2015 DCHS Pulse Check results – 3 areas

  January 2015 DCHS Pulse Check results – 9 questions

  May 2015 DCHS Pulse Checks results – 3 areas

  May 2015 DCHS Pulse Checks results – 9 questions

  August 2015 DCHS Pulse Check results – 3 areas

  August 2015 DCHS Pulse Check results – 9 questions

  February 2016 DCHS Pulse Check results – 3 areas

  February 2016 DCHS Pulse Check results – 9 questions

  June 2016 DCHS Pulse Check results – 3 areas

  June 2016 DCHS Pulse Check results – 9 questions