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London doctors' do not put patients among the top five factors for job satisfaction

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.248-e (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:248
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    A major survey of NHS staff satisfaction within London trusts shows that doctors, along with senior managers, are one of the most highly satisfied staff groups. However, all staff groups agreed that better workplace conditions and more staff would be a major improvement in their working lives. One doctor in particular joined nursing staff in commenting on how dirty the hospital was. The stairwell and lift area were “filthy,” he told researchers.

    The report, published by the Institute for Employment Studies and launched at a King's Fund conference this week, is an annual survey …

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