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The purpose of the new annual NHS staff survey is to collect staff views about working in their local NHS trust.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Work-life balance, appraisal, training, learning and development, team working, health and safety, errors and incidents witnessed, job characteristics and arrangements, management and supervision, perceptions of organisation worked for, harassment, bullying and violence, and respondents' demographic characteristics, working conditions, training/development, management, errors/incidents
England, accidents at work, age, arrangement of working time, assault, bullying, care of dependants, care standards, career development, caregivers, child day care, children, communication, conditions of employment, conflict resolution, counselling, day nurseries, decision making, educational vouchers, employer-sponsored training, employers, employment contracts, equal opportunity, flexible working time, gender, health professionals, home-based work, hospital services, in-service training, industrial injuries, intimidation, job characteristics, job evaluation, job hunting, job satisfaction, job sharing, knowledge (awareness), management operations, managers, medical care, objectives, occupational life, occupational safety, overtime, patients, peer-group relationship, performance, reports, responsibility, state health services, stress (psychological), temporary employment, termination of service, training, training courses, training methods, wages, work-life balance, working conditions, working time, workloads, workplace
Identifier Variables
Economic/Subject Categories
Quality measure, Proxies
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data Available
Data collecting organization (s)
Healthcare Commission and Aston University Business School
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Unit of Analysis

Sample size range from 128,328 - 217,968 cases.

ESDS, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
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