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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01900: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Health and Social Care Staff Experience Report 2017.

Answered by: Shona Robison 14 March 2018

The Health and Social Care Staff Experience Report represents a new way to measure staff experience.

Through iMatter and the Dignity at Work Survey we have gathered more views in one year than any of the previous staff surveys. Almost three times as many compared to 2015.

In the 70th year of the NHS I’m pleased that the vast majority would recommend it as a good place to work.

It’s also encouraging to see that more staff are engaged and feel empowered to speak up. This reflects our focussed effort over the last few years on supporting and encouraging whistleblowing. This is contributing to an increasingly honest and open reporting culture within the NHS.