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DH staff poll indicates lack of confidence

DH staff poll indicates lack of confidence

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Less than half of the staff working in the Department of Health are proud to work there, a survey of over 2,000 employees has said.

The annual poll showed only 35% of DH employees surveyed would recommend their workplace as "a great place to work" and over two-thirds do not feel motivated to achieve the department's objectives.

Just over a third said they have confidence in the DH's leadership and ability to manage change.

Less than half of the staff working in the Department of Health are proud to work there, a survey of over 2,000 employees has said.

The annual poll showed only 35% of DH employees surveyed would recommend their workplace as "a great place to work" and over two-thirds do not feel motivated to achieve the department's objectives.

Just over a third said they have confidence in the DH's leadership and ability to manage change.

Only 12% agreed with the statement that DH's changes are "usually made for the better" and 27% of DH employees said they "had no clear understanding" of the department's objectives.

 

"Staff satisfaction has remained broadly level in a year of change. Areas of improvement included how interested and challenged staff were in their jobs.," said a DH spokesperson.

"We will be taking action based on the survey findings and hope to make improvements this year." 

 

Almost two-thirds (62%) of DH staff members surveyed said the department "does a good job" in improving the well-being of the population of England.

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