The staff of Cwm Taf University Health Board are currently participating in the NHS Wales Staff Survey which was launched on August 15th.

Every few years a national survey of directly employed NHS Wales staff is undertaken.

The purpose of the survey is to measure staff opinion on a range of issues considered critical to the success of NHS Wales.  It will help each organisation to understand what staff think are the positive aspects and negative issues in their part of NHS Wales; and the results will have a direct influence on changes and decision making in our organisation.

The survey will randomly invite 50% of staff who are directly employed by NHS Wales to submit their views on a number of issues. Staff will be able to complete the survey in either Welsh or English.

Overall, this approach means that more than 45,000 staff, from across Wales, will have the opportunity to answer the survey.

The selection of staff will be undertaken by Quality Health, the company employed by NHS Wales to administer this year’s survey.  NHS Wales will not know who has been selected and survey answers submitted by staff are absolutely confidential.

This year’s survey will stay open for ten weeks, closing on Friday, October 21st 2016.

The results of the survey will be used in a variety of ways to inform future decision making and workplace changes.

Allison Williams, chief executive of the health board has strongly encouraged staff who are chosen to take part, on behalf of themselves and their colleagues, to enable further improvements to be made across the organisation.

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