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Less than a third of NHS employees think their organisation has enough staff

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1146 (Published 25 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1146
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. BMJ

Just under a third of NHS employees believe that there are enough staff in their workplaces to enable them to do their jobs properly, according to the 2015 NHS Staff Survey.1

The figure from the annual survey—published by NHS England and Picker Europe—was consistent with the 29% who agreed with the statement last year.

The poll was carried out between September and December 2015 and found that 73% of NHS staff worked extra hours in 2015, the highest percentage for five years. This compared with 71% in 2014 and a low …

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