NHS Staff Survey 2023 results confirm Combined’s support for staff

The national NHS Staff Survey 2023 results have been published today (7 March 2024).  

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has maintained its very high levels of involvement in the survey, with 66% of its staff completing the survey, compared with a national average of 52% for mental health and learning disability trusts.    

The trust has also maintained its high levels of satisfaction across all of the NHS People Promise themes, with scores above the national average in all of them.

Investment and activities the trust has been undertaking in recent years to support its frontline staff and responding to concerns are also having a real effect.

Large numbers of staff from the trust responded:

  • that they feel part of a team.
  • that they feel they have opportunities to work flexibly.
  • they feel able to develop and learn.
  • they feel recognised and rewarded.
  • they feel that the trust is compassionate and inclusive.

Above all else, staff told the trust it feels like they have a voice that counts.

Whilst North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is heartened by the overwhelmingly positive things staff had to say in the NHS Staff Survey 2023, the trust also heard from some of its staff that there are areas where it needs to be doing better and where things needed addressing. The trust will be taking action, just as it has in the past, with localised action plans.