Thank you to the 1,952 members of staff who filled out
our annual staff survey. The results were published this week.
Every year the survey asks colleagues for their views on a range
of topics. Our results reflect the national trend of little change
in survey responses.
A summary of our results can be viewed here and the
full results viewed here.
Compared with last year's staff survey result, 27 out of 32 key
findings were reported to have had no significant change whilst 5
out of 32 key findings saw improvements.
Our results show improvements in the following areas:
• Quality of non-mandatory training, learning or development
• Staff confidence and security in reporting unsafe clinical
• Staff satisfaction with level of responsibility and
• Support from immediate managers
• Percentage reporting most recent experience of harassment,
bullying or abuse
These results show there are still areas of working life in AWP
that need improvement. A number of areas have already been
identified for immediate focus, for example, appointing a Freedom
to Speak Up Guardian, introducing a Workforce Development fund to
improve access to training and development, staff health and
wellbeing, and improving information technology.
Our Local Staff Experience Groups are already discussing the
results and identifying areas for improvement. We will hold a
Quality Forum on 27 March and invite representatives from all
Localities and Specialist Delivery Units to decide what we need to
do differently to improve how it feels to work in AWP. The feedback
from Staff Experience Groups and the Quality Forum will inform an
action plan that will be finalised in April.
Chief Executive Hayley Richards commented: "I am pleased to see
some positive change in staff experience but there is still much to
do. Our Board is committed to AWP being a great place to work and I
will be working with Staff Experience Groups on specific areas of