Staff engagement

Staff engagement is a key ingredient in helping the NHS meet the range of current challenges that it faces. By involving your staff in decisions and communicating clearly with them, trusts can seek to maintain and improve staff morale, especially during periods of difficulty and change.

NHS Employers has created a range of information, tools and resources to help NHS managers and organisations develop and improve staff engagement locally within their organisation. The resources are primarily designed for a HR audience, but could also be of benefit to any NHS manager or member of staff with responsibility for or interest in staff engagement. 

Whilst we do not recommend one particular method to improve staff engagement, we do highlight the key findings of in-depth studies on effective approaches. We also highlight good practice from organisations. Our case studies are updated regularly and if you have material you would like to share please get in touch.

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The NHS Staff Survey

The NHS Staff Survey is the largest survey of staff opinion in the UK where staff are given the opportunity to share their views of experiences at work

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Staff engagement resources

Visit our resources section to access staff engagement guidance and tips, case studies, reports, measurement tools, research findings and links to podcasts.

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The Staff Friends and Family Test

The Staff Friends and Family Test acts as an overall barometer of staff experience, gathering staff views on the organisation as a place to work and to be treated.

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Staff engagement news

Find out the latest staff engagement news, sign up for our newsletter and share your experiences.

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