Staff engagement hits new high

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Western Sussex Hospitals have achieved their highest-ever engagement score in the annual NHS Staff Survey.

The trust improved its score on eight of the nine engagement questions asked, raising its overall mark from 7.2 to 7.3 out of 10 and moving it closer to the top acute hospital score in the country, which fell from 7.6 to 7.5.

Chief executive Marianne Griffiths said of the results: “The NHS Staff Survey focuses on staff engagement because it’s an established fact that more engaged staff provide better care and are better able to help their organisation improve – so it’s fantastic news that we continue not only to do really well but to improve again also.”

Western Sussex scored better than the acute trust average on six of the 11 survey themes and achieved the national benchmark in the other five.

Scores also improved in six areas and dropped marginally in two.

Full results are available at http://www.nhsstaffsurveyresults.com/

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