This National Report provides an overview of the results of the 2015 NHSScotland Staff Survey. Previous surveys were conducted in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014. Capita Surveys and Research was commissioned by the Scottish Government (SG) to carry out the fieldwork and analysis for the 2015 survey.
For ease of reference this report is accompanied by a separate document called the Appendices to National Report and contains a number of appendices which provide further supporting information to help you to make sense of the survey results. These appendices are:
Appendix A: describes the types of questions included in the survey, the way the results were calculated and important points and caveats the reader should be aware of when using and interpreting the findings.
Appendix B: comprises of a series of tables showing the percentage of positive and the percentage of negative responses received for each question, in 2015 and 2014. The column on the right of the table uses a colour coding system to show whether the differences between the positive responses in 2014 and 2015 were statistically significant improvements (green), statistically significant deteriorations (red) or not statistically different from each other (grey).
Appendix C: comprises of a series of tables showing the percentage of positive responses received for each question, by each NHS Board in NHSScotland. For ease of reading, Boards have been grouped into three categories: Mainland Boards, Island Boards and National Bodies / Special Boards.
Appendix D: comprises of a series of tables showing the percentage of positive responses received for each question, by each staff group within NHSScotland. In order to preserve anonymity results for sub‐groups comprising of fewer than ten respondents are not shown (the total number of responses is shown as <10 and the results column is left blank). Responses from these staff groups have been included in the overall results.
Appendix E: comprises of a series of tables showing the percentage of positive responses received for each question, by employment and socio‐demographic characteristics of the staff in NHSScotland. Groups include Working Pattern, Length of Service, Age, Caring Responsibilities, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender and Gender Reassignment, Religious Beliefs and Sexuality.
Appendix F: is a table for comparing the percentage of positive responses for each question in 2015 with the corresponding results in each of the previous staff surveys.
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