UNISON launches national staff and patient safety survey

Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, NHS students, ambulance workers, therapists, and administrative, facilities and technical staff across the UK are being asked to record how their shift goes tomorrow (Tuesday) for UNISON’s annual staff safety survey.

The survey findings, which the union hopes will shed light on the safety and well-being of staff and patients across the health service over a 24-hour period – Tuesday 18 September – will be released towards the end of the year.

Commenting on the recording day, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This survey aims to show what happens in a typical 24-hour period in the NHS.

“Day in day out, health workers go the extra mile to help the people they care for. This survey aims to capture staff concerns about the safety of wards and patient care, along with the heart-warming stories that help explain why the nation holds NHS staff so dear.”

NHS staff will have seven days to submit their entry about their shift tomorrow via an online survey.

Notes to editors:
– The survey is aimed at all staff – with the exception of doctors and consultants – employed in every part of the NHS, regardless of whether they belong to UNISON.