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Quarterly survey Q3 2017

See the results from our latest workload and wellbeing quarterly survey.

Again this month, key findings across the survey responses indicate the pressure on staff:

  • 71% of respondents report that there are currently rota gaps in the department in which they work.
  • Over 65% of respondents thought that it has become more difficult for patients trying to access NHS care over the past 12 months.
  • 40% of respondents believed their workplace was highly or moderately under-prepared for the coming winter, compared to only 23% who thought it was moderately or highly prepared.
  • 14% of respondents reported co-workers leaving since the EU referendum.

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  • Access to NHS care

    • Over 65% of respondents believe that it has become more difficult for patients trying to access NHS care over that past 12 months

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  • Increased rota gaps

    • 71% of respondents report that there are currently rota gaps in the department in which they work.

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  • Increased vacancies

    • 65% of hospital speciality respondents reported that there are medical doctor vacancies in their departments with 78% of these saying that at least one of those vacancies have not been filled for 6 months or more.
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    • 73% of general practice respondents reporting vacancies said that at least one of those vacancies have not been filled for 6 months or more, indicating a relatively high prevalence of longer-term GP vacancies.
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  • EU referendum

    • 14% of respondents said colleagues have departed because of the decision to leave the EU.

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  • Current morale

    • 43% of respondents said their morale as being low or very low.
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  • Winter readiness

    • 40% of respondents said that services were moderately or highly under prepared for the coming winter.
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  • Private sector provision

    • 44% said that the level of independent sector provision was higher than they had expected.
    • 64% of respondents were fairly or very uncomfortable with independent sector provision of NHS clinical services.
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