NHS Staff Survey Development


The Survey Coordination Centre based at Picker, a healthcare research charity, is working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to test the NHS Staff Survey. The survey is used to understand and improve staff experience in the NHS in England.

What are we doing?

We need help from NHS Staff, to test the survey to make sure the questions are clear and easy to complete.

What’s involved?

We will be conducting cognitive interviews with NHS staff to understand if the questions are measuring what is intended. These will be via phone or video call on your computer, phone or tablet device using Microsoft Teams. The interview will take around an hour of your time.

The information that you share during the interview will be used to guide decisions on survey content.

Would my participation in this study be kept confidential?

  • Yes – any information or comments you provide during the interview will be kept entirely confidential.
  • No identifying information (such as your name, or the name of the organisation you work for) will be recorded or shared with anyone.
  • You will be asked to sign and complete a consent form that will be used only by researchers to confirm you have agreed to take part.

Your personal information will not be shared with anyone unless required by law, where there is a clear overriding public interest, or if something you say indicates that you are at risk of immediate harm.

Who can take part?

NHS staff who work at NHS trusts including acute, ambulance, community, mental health, and specialist providers.

Primary care staff are not eligible to take part as they are not employed by NHS organisations that currently participate in the NHS Staff Survey.

Register your interest

To take part in the screening survey to register your interest, go to https://bit.ly/NHSstaffsurvey23

Do you have more questions?

Please contact volunteer@surveycoordination.com

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