Far from it. While the survey results can be presented from a ‘glass half full’ perspective, if we see the glass as half empty then the results are disturbing. They suggest that of the 1.4 million people who make up the NHS workforce:
- 41 per cent would not recommend their trust as a place to work
- 57 per cent say they are unable to meet the conflicting demands on them at work
- 13 per cent report being bullied by their managers
- 15 per cent have been assaulted at work in the previous year
- only 39 per cent feel they are able to deliver the quality of care they wish to patients
- 31 per cent did not agree that they would feel happy with the quality of care in their organisations if a friend or relative needed treatment
- only 42 per cent agreed that their roles actually make a difference to patients.