NHS Staff Survey 2021: MKUH staff some of the most motivated in the country

Date: 31/03/2022

Milton Keynes University Hospital staff are some of the most engaged and motivated NHS workers in the country, according to NHS Staff Survey 2021 results released yesterday (Thursday 31 March).

The annual national staff survey was conducted last year and is broadly classified into nine overarching elements and themes: we are compassionate and inclusive; we are recognised and rewarded; we each have a voice that counts; we are safe and healthy; we are always learning; we work flexibly; we are a team; staff engagement and morale.

Over 1,500 members of #TeamMKUH completed the survey and their collated scores were benched marked against other Acute and Acute & Community Trusts.

MKUH scored well above average against each of the nine areas, giving the hospital the best scores of all acute trusts in the East of England and rating them as one the best trusts in the country when it comes to staff engagement. Asked whether they agreed with the statement ‘I look forward to going to work’, MKUH’s score was the best nationally when compared to the benchmark group.

Nationally many of the scores have dropped, including those at MKUH, reflecting the enormous pressures staff have faced working through the covid pandemic. Having said this, upward trends in scores for questions about autonomy and control, raising concerns, team working and line management indicate that colleagues rate the trust as one of the best to work in the country.

Professor Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has put an incredible strain on our staff and has negatively impacted their working lives. The results of this survey reflect that. They also reflect that colleagues rate ours as one of the best hospitals to work in the country and we should all be proud of that.

“As well as celebrating the things we have done well, we will also immediately start developing a plan to focus on what we can and should be doing better. This survey is one of the best indications as to the quality of our colleagues’ working lives, so we should all strive to improve every one of these scores in next year’s survey.”

To view a full breakdown of all the staff survey results, visit:  https://www.nhsstaffsurveys.com/