Analysis

Nurses buoyant despite staff cuts eroding job satisfaction

Learning disability nurses are struggling to do their jobs properly because of inadequate staffing, however the level of ‘overall engagement’ is rising, suggesting buoyancy in the face of crisis, according to the 2016 NHS Staff Survey.
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Learning disability nurses are struggling to do their jobs properly because of inadequate staffing, however the level of ‘overall engagement’ is rising, suggesting buoyancy in the face of crisis, according to the 2016 NHS Staff Survey

What do learning disability staff think of the organisations they work for? Do they have fulfilling jobs – and how do they rate the standards of care at their workplaces?

These questions were put to professionals as part of the 2016 NHS staff survey, completed by 423,000 staff in England and published in March this year.

26%

of learning disability nurses in England experienced violence in previous 12 months (Source: NHS staff survey 2016)

The survey results are broken down into different categories of NHS organisation and by staff grouping for certain questions.

Only 32% of the 37,384 staff who

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