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.
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.