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NHS staff 'happy with job and training opportunities'

Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

NHS staff have reported significant improvements in managerial support, job satisfaction and training opportunities, according to a new study

The Healthcare Commission's annual survey looked at some 156,000 NHS employees and indicated that levels of staff training remained high, with around 94 per cent saying they has access to employer-supported training in the last year.

Furthermore, 61 per cent of employees are receiving appraisals, which have a proven effect on patient experience, up from 58 per cent in 2006.

Health minister Ann Keen said: "I know from past experience as a nurse that working in the NHS is demanding but immensely rewarding, and it is encouraging that in its 60th year, most staff continue to report high job satisfaction."

Alastair Henderson, acting director of NHS Employers, said the results prove that the NHS remained a good place to work.

He said that is was "encouraging" to see that the chief factors of being a good employer were continuing to improve.


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