2021 NHS Staff Survey
The 2021 NHS Staff Survey is due to launch on 20 September! 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 has been 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 will track 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 are still lots of the same questions, but there are also some new ones on wellbeing and burnout and how you work together with your team. 32 new questions have been added and others removed, the questions on gender and religion have been improved and new questions covering gender identity and international recruitment have been added.
The criteria for colleagues who are eligible to compete the survey has expanded this year, so colleagues on long term sick for 90 days or more will have an opportunity to complete the survey if they wish to do and also those who have been on secondment into the organisation for longer than 12 months from another NHS Trust are also eligible to complete the survey with us (please get in touch with us by 1 September to provide us with your details). With regards to bank staff, the national coordination centre continues to investigate how best to hear the voice of bank staff who are currently not able to take part in the survey. They will be working with Trusts over the coming months to pilot an approach that will allow bank staff the opportunity to take part in the survey in the future.
The survey will be open from Monday 20 September till 5pm on Friday 26 November 2021.