Health and wellbeing NHS Staff Survey results

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27 / 2 / 2015 2.19pm

The NHS Staff Survey 2014 has nine key findings which have a health and wellbeing dimension. Three of these have improved since the last staff survey. The perception of organisational action on health and wellbeing fell from 44 per cent to 33 per cent since last year, however perception of support from immediate manager has improved.

Key findings

  • 39 per cent of staff agreed or strongly agreed that in general, their job is good for their health (42 per cent of staff agreed with this statement in 2012 and 2013).  
  • 39 per cent of staff reported that they had felt unwell in the previous 12 months due to work-related stress (same figure as 2013). 

  • In contrast the percentage reporting pressure to attend work when unwell has fallen from 27 per cent in 2013 to 25 per cent in 2014. 

  • Fewer staff, 14 per cent said that they experienced physical violence at work from patients/service users, their relatives or the public in 2014 (15 per cent in 2013). 

  • Fewer staff also said that they experienced harassment, bullying or abuse from patients/service users, their relatives or the public, down from 29% in 2013 to 28% in 2014. 

  • Staff working in ambulance trusts and mental health trusts were more likely than those in other organisation types to have experienced physical violence or harassment, bullying or abuse from patients/service users, their relatives or other members of the public. 

  • Almost a quarter, 24 per cent, of staff said that they experienced harassment, bullying or abuse from their manager/team leader or other colleagues in 2014, a slight increase from 23 per cent in 2013. 

  • In 2014, slightly more staff said that they reported cases of physical violence (66 per cent in 2014, compared to 64 per cent in 2013) and harassment, bullying or abuse (44 per cent in 2014, compared to 43 per cent in 2013) the last time they experienced these situations.

Next steps

See a range of tools, guidance, advice and support on our health and wellbeing  web pages.

It is important to recognise that the staff survey results are a snap shot in time. We know organisations will be looking at the figures to see what improvements they need to make.  For information on analysing data, see our webpage on health and wellbeing metrics.

See our staff engagement pages for more information on the 2014 NHS Staff Survey. 



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