The first national NHS Staff Survey results for the recently formed Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust have been published.
The results show that staff who responded rated the Trust either the same as or better than similar Trusts across almost all categories.
Paul Roberts, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “This survey was the first opportunity to find out how our colleagues were really feeling after the formation of our new organisation, which came into being in October 2019 following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.
“The survey was also carried out between October and November 2020 – right in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
“Our response rate improved and, more importantly, our results improved in almost every area, when compared to our two former Trusts combined. We also compare very well against other, similar Trusts, which is a remarkable achievement given the disruption of both a merger and the significant impact of the Covid pandemic.
“We now have a very good baseline to build on for surveys later this year and in the future.
“I’m particularly pleased that our colleagues feel the Trust is performing well in some key areas – equality, diversity and inclusion and tackling bullying and harassment. These speak to the values of an organisation and provide me with reassurance that we are setting a good culture as we continue building our new Trust.”
Key headlines from the survey include:
- A significantly improved response rate – 2,023 colleagues (46.3%)
- 80% of ratings improved or remained unchanged (56% improved, 24% remained unchanged)
- 20% worsened
- Of the Ten Themes – 7 have improved, two are unchanged, and one worsened
- 10% improvement on colleagues agreeing the Trust takes positive action on Health and Well-being
- 71% of colleagues would recommend the Trust as a place to work
- 79.5% of colleagues would recommend the Trust to provide care
The NHS Staff Survey has been running every year since 2013 and every single NHS worker in England is invited to take part. Trusts compare their results year on year and results are compared across similar organisations. For example, GHC is compared with other Trusts in the Mental Health and Learning Disability and Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Trusts category
The survey results are shown through a series of 10 established Themes as detailed below:
- Equality, diversity &inclusion
- Health & wellbeing
- Immediate managers
- Quality of care
- Safe environment- Bullying &harassment
- Safe environment- Violence
- Safety culture
- Staff engagement
- Team working
Headline figures for GHC are as follows:
|Theme||2019 score||2020 score|
|Equality, diversity and inclusion||9.1||9.3 á|
|Health and wellbeing||6.0||6.4 á|
|Immediate managers||7.2||7.2 =|
|Quality of care||7.4||7.4 =|
|Safe environment – Bullying & harassment||8.2||8.3 á|
|Safe environment – Violence||9.5||9.6 á|
|Safety culture||6.8||7.0 á|
|Staff engagement||7.1||7.2 á|
|Team working||6.9||6.7 â|
To view the full results, please click here: https://www.nhsstaffsurveys.com/Page/1056/Home/NHS-Staff-Survey-2020/