More than half of NHS staff worked unpaid hours in last year

Full story in the NHE, 6 March 2018

The results of NHS England’s NHS Staff Survey 2017 are “challenging” and show that health and social care services need further investment, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, has warned.

The survey results, which were published today, reveal that 58% of staff worked unpaid hours, 38% reported feeling unwell due to work related stress in the previous 12 months, and 53% of staff attended work in the previous three months, despite feeling unwell, because they felt pressure from their manager, colleagues, or themselves.

Staff reported lower satisfaction with the quality of their work and the care that they are able to deliver.

The number of staff satisfied with their pay fell to 31%, down by 6% from 2016.