Our feedback in the NHS Staff Survey

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Thank you to everyone who took part in the NHS Staff Survey last year – we know it was hard to find the time to do this at such a busy time.

As we emerge from the pandemic and start planning for the future, staff feedback is helping us to identify the improvements that will make the biggest difference. 

We know that positive change is possible when we work together.  Over the last year, we have prioritised staff health and wellbeing, reducing violence and improving morale and we have seen significant improvements in all these areas.  And we are more positive than similar trusts about the quality of our care, team working and staff engagement - a real credit to the hard work and commitment shown by Oxleas staff every day.

Staff feedback also reinforces the areas where we want to improve.  We have made improvements to people feeling that bullying and harassment is being tackled, but our scores remain low compared to other organisations. The survey also highlights that staff feelings on equality, diversity and inclusion have remained static and are below the national average.

"These results stress the importance of our Building a Fairer Oxleas programme," said Rachel C Evans, Director of Strategy and People. "From all we have learned last year through the pandemic and Black Lives Matter, we know things need to change. The work we began last year to listen to colleagues and make the differences they want to see through the Building a Fairer Oxleas programme has started. We will continue to develop this and it will be a key part of our new strategy for the organisation."

Actions in response to the survey will be discussed by our Executive and Shadow Executive teams and their progress will be monitored by our Workforce Committee. The results are also available by directorate and these will be reviewed by directorate teams to agree the local actions needed.

A summary report is available at NHS Staff Survey 2020 Benchmark Reports.

Published on 15th March 2021