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Quarterly survey Q4 2017

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

Again this quarter, and similar to other quarterly surveys, pressure on staff is a key theme across the survey responses.

  • 71% of hospital-based respondents reported rota gaps in the departments in which they work. This figures remains consistent.
  • 65% of hospital speciality respondents reported that there are medical doctor vacancies in their departments, while 47% of GPs had GP vacancies in the practice where they work.
  • 89% of respondents believe their contribution to the NHS was valued by patients and 62% believed it was valued by managers, but only 17% felt valued by the government and politicians.

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  • Current morale

    • This quarter, 41% of respondents described their morale as being low or very low.
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  • NHS delivery gap

    • 67% of respondents thought that urgent and emergency care services have become worse over the past 12 months.
    • 86% of respondents thought that NHS financial sustainability has worsened over the past 12 months.
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  • Rota gaps

    • 71% of hospital-based respondents report that there are currently rota gaps in the department in which they work - the same proportion as last quarter.
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  • Contributions valued

    • On average, respondents thought their contribution was valued by all groups other than by the government and politicians.
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  • Current workload

    • 50% of GPs work outside their regular hours.
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  • Technology

    • Most respondents thought that health apps and wearable technologies have the potential to be beneficial for patients.
    • However, a similar proportion of respondents (64%) thought that they are not sufficiently informed about these technologies to explain them to patients.
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