Staff survey boost for NHS

Most
NHS staff are generally satisfied with their jobs, according to the
just-released 2003 NHS staff survey.

However,
the report notes, there are areas for improvement – namely addressing violence
in the sector, the amount of work-related stress and injuries, work-life
balance issues, and communication and feedback.

The
survey of more than 200,000 staff shows that three-quarters of staff work more
than their contracted hours, with one in 10 working more than 10 extra hours a
week.

However,
two-thirds thought their employers was making efforts to address the work-life
balance issue.

Ninety
per cent reported having received training and development in the past year.

For
the full report visit: www.healthcarecommission.org.uk/nationalfindings/surveys/fs/en

By Quentin Reade

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