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NHS Staff Survey highlights pressure on healthcare workers

8th March 2018

NHS workers are generally feeling stress and pressure at the moment, although overall levels of satisfaction remain reasonable.

This is according to the latest NHS Staff Survey from NHS England, which rated overall staff engagement at 3.78 out of 5 for 2017, up from 3.68 in 2012. Moreover, 81 percent are satisfied with the quality of care they provide, while nine in ten feel their organisation takes positive action on health and wellbeing.

Causes for concern include the fact that 38 percent said they had experienced work-related stress over the last 12 months, up 1.6 percentage points on the previous year, while the number satisfied with their pay fell six percentage points to 31 percent.

However, the number who said they were happy with the support they receive from their managers increased for the fifth year to 68 percent, with fewer staff reporting feeling pressured by managers or colleagues to work when ill or take on unpaid hours.

Neil Churchill, director of patient experience at NHS England, said: "Staff are going above and beyond to deliver the best care under pressure and these results show that staff appreciate the efforts of managers to listen, support and act on staff concerns."

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