2021 NHS Staff Survey
The 2021 NHS Staff Survey launched on 20 September 2021! The NHS Staff Survey has become an important way for us to hear your views and feedback on what we need to do to make DCHS a great place to work and to measure ourselves against other NHS organisations. The 2021 NHS Staff Survey was redesigned this year in line with the People Promise. This is a promise we must all make to each other – to work together to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. So this year, the survey tracked progress towards the seven elements of the People Promise:
- We are compassionate and inclusive
- We are recognised and rewarded
- We each have a voice that counts
- We are safe and healthy
- We are always learning
- We work flexibly
- We are a team
There were still lots of the same questions, but there were also some new ones on wellbeing and burnout and how you work together with your team. 32 new questions were added and others removed, the questions on gender and religion had been improved and new questions covering gender identity and international recruitment were added.
The criteria for colleagues who are eligible to compete the survey expanded this year, so colleagues on long term sick for 90 days or more had an opportunity to complete the survey if they wished to do and also those who have been on secondment into the organisation for longer than 12 months from another NHS Trust were also eligible to complete the survey with us. With regards to bank staff, the national coordination centre continues to investigate how best to hear the voice of bank workers. They will be working with Trusts over the coming months to pilot an approach that will allow bank workers the opportunity to take part in the survey in the future.
The survey was open from Monday 20 September till midnight on Friday 26 November 2021. The survey is now closed.