Some key findings are improved this year, but others reveal a service still struggling to recover from the pandemic. There’s also an alarming increase in reports of discrimination.

Meanwhile, Matthew and Chris argue there can be no ‘quick fixes’ or gaming when it comes to being a good employer, meaning leaders should focus on looking after staff and making longer-term improvements. Staff survey results should also be used more when it comes to judging trusts nationally, they say.

Read full HSJ coverage of the 2023 results here; and see Matthew Winn’s article and podcast.

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