WORKFORCE: Staff engagement at Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust has “stood still since” 2012, the trust’s May board papers state.

According to the trust’s analysis of data collected in the 2013 NHS Staff Survey, Birmingham Women’s has failed to make progress even though there has been a “national context of improvement across the wider NHS”.

In the papers the trust says it is “disappointed” with the survey results, which show an increased number of questions receiving negative scores compared to 2012.

The scores are “significantly behind those being achieved by other acute specialist trusts,” the papers add.

Furthermore, the papers state that when management were initially asked to review the results and to identify priorities for improvement, “disappointingly only one directorate [out of six] responded to this request”.

The trust has developed an action plan to turn its scores around in this year’s survey.