The NHS is introducing more staff surveys to gauge an idea of how their employees feel regarding the NHS workplace in Brighton hospitals. The surveys will include questions on work environment and conditions, colleagues, support networks, management and job satisfaction. The new surveys will be made a regular part of working life in the NHS. There is currently an annual NHS staff survey that takes place at the end of each year, however these staff surveys will be more regular and help to engage with staff throughout the whole of the year.
The idea behind the NHS staff survey is to ensure employees’ voices are being listened to, and to react more quickly to issues that rise whilst working on the job. Staff are being urged to take part in the regular surveys to ensure that enough people’s opinions are being taken into consideration. The NHS employs thousands of staff in various job roles, and they want to ensure everybody’s opinions are being heard.
By bringing in the regular staff surveys, it will help the NHS to gather more information and to respond to queries immediately, rather than waiting a whole year to highlight a problem and then react to it when it is simply too late. The surveys aim to better current working conditions as a result, which will ultimately allow employees to offer better care for NHS patients.
By surveying more staff on a regular basis, the information received will be more detailed and accurate, and allow changes to be made throughout the year to improve the NHS workplace, which in turn will boost staff morale and improve the NHS environment as a whole.