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NHSScotland Staff Survey 2015 National Report

DescriptionThis National Report provides an overview of the results of the 2015 NHSScotland Staff Survey. The National Staff Survey gives all NHSScotland staff the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience of working for the organisation.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 11, 2015


ISBN 978 1 78544 870 6 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 61138

This document is also available in pdf format (3.1MB)


1 Introduction

2 Background
2.1 Survey purpose
2.2 Policy context

3 Survey methodology

4 Response rates

5 Notes to aid interpretation

6 Key findings
6.1 Five most positive perceptions in 2015
6.2 Five least positive perceptions in 2015
6.3 Summary results by Staff Governance Standard
6.4 Main changes: 2014 to 2015
6.5 Identifying opportunity for improvement across NHSScotland

7 Well informed

8 Appropriately trained and developed

9 Involved in decisions

10 Treated fairly and consistently, with dignity and respect in an environment where diversity is valued
10.1 Unfair discrimination

11 Provided with a continuously improving and safe working environment promoting health and wellbeing of staff, patients and the wider community
11.1 Bullying/harassment
11.2 Emotional/verbal abuse and physical violence

12 Overall experience of working for NHSScotland

13 Participant profile

NHSScotland Staff Survey 2015 Appendices to National Report

Appendix A: Background
1 Types of survey questions
1.1 'Top-level' and 'sub' questions
1.2 Attitudinal questions on a five point scale
1.3 Attitudinal questions on a six point scale
1.4 Non-scale questions
2 Calculation and reporting of results
2.1 Percentage of positive responses
2.2 Protecting the anonymity of respondents
3 Guide to the National Report
3.1 Survey response
3.2 Key findings and summary of results
3.3 Comparison to the 2014 Staff Survey
3.4 Identifying opportunity for improvement
3.5 Main results charts

Appendix B: Significant change in findings between 2014 and 2015

Appendix C: Results by NHS Board

Appendix D: Results by staff group

Appendix E: Results by employment & socio-demographic groups

Appendix F: Comparison with Previous Surveys