2017 was a record year for NHS Employers, with more people visiting our website than ever before. From 1 January to 21 December, the website was accessed over 2.6 million times, resulting in a total of 9.4 million views of our news, resources and blogs.
Here’s a run down of the pages that you visited most in 2017.
Pay circulars and the terms and conditions resources are always the runaway winners when it comes to the most viewed resources on our website, and 2017 is no different. Updates to the terms and conditions handbook – and the handbook itself – accounted for 786,494 of the website’s total page views this year. Pay updates aside, the most popular resources for this year are, as ever, our practical tools to support you in your day-to-day role.
- People performance management toolkit
- DBS eligibility tool
- The value of the NHS Pension Scheme - infographic
Showing that our resources continue to be relevant long after they’re published, the most popular blog of 2017 was actually first published in 2013. Thanks to the popularity and relevant subject matter brought by Professor Michael West, his blogs on our website gained consistent traffic throughout the year. Victoria Jones’ experience of creating an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) preparation programme at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust gave us our second most popular blog, while third place went to Paul Murray’s reflections on his role as a guardian of safe working hours at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals.
- Michael West: NHS team work - apple pie in the sky
- Victoria Jones: Preparing for the OSCE
- Paul Murray: Being a referee - my experience as a guardian of safe working hours
Unsurprisingly, the news in March of the one per cent pay lift for NHS staff gained the most visits to our news pages this year. Our news pages deliver a wide range of information, but once again our readers show that the most relevant news articles are the ones that deliver information that help you to support your workforce and carry out your daily roles.
- Government accepts one per cent uplift for NHS staff
- Nurse degree apprenticeship now available
- Tax and National Insurance refunds: widening access training scheme
Thank you for all your support in 2017, we look forward to bringing you even more news, resources and viewpoints in 2018, to support you in supporting your workforce.