NHS to Launch New National Survey on Employee Health and Wellbeing

23 March 2010 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2010 18:30)

The National Health Services (NHS) in the UK will launch a new national survey to obtain feedback from employees on their health and wellbeing. The online survey taken from around 50,000 staff across all trusts in the UK will give managers information on employees' current health and w

The National Health Services (NHS) in the UK will launch a new national survey to obtain feedback from employees on their health and wellbeing.

The online survey taken from around 50,000 staff across all trusts in the UK will give managers information on employees' current health and wellbeing, the individual support they receive from their trust, and how they think services can be improved.

The move was launched shortly after the release of the independent Boorman review, which determined that the NHS could save £555m ($835m) by improving employee health and reducing absenteeism.

Trusts will have access to quarterly data of this type for the first time, which will enable trust HR teams to assess the services they offer staff every few months, and quickly implement improvements and adjustments where necessary.

The quarterly surveys to be launched in April will be carried out over two-week periods, with results and analysis sent to participating trusts within three weeks.