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Staff Survey

In 2013 an online survey was sent to all NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff. Around 4000 staff replied to the survey, and the responses revealed a varied basic knowledge of HIV transmission, and a variety of attitudes expressed towards people living with HIV.

Staff reported low levels of awareness of stigma or discrimination towards people living with HIV within the health service. However, it was concerning that few staff knew:

  • A HIV diagnosis was a protected characteristic under the Equalities Act 2010
  • The greatly reduced risk of transmitting HIV when someone is responding well to treatment.

Following the HIV +ve campaign 2015 to 2016 another Staff Survey was under taken in 2016 to compare results against the Staff Survey 2013.

The results and evaluation of the campaign have been pulled together into a full report. NHS GGC HIV Anti Stigma Campaign 2017.

A summary of each Phase outcomes and main points are below:

2017 Staff Survey

In 2013, one in four (26%) were aware that discrimination of people due to their HIV status sometimes or always occur...

In 2013, one in four (26%) were aware that discrimination of people due to their HIV status sometimes or always occurs within NHSGGC, but this rose to one in three (33%) in 2016.

Survey responses show a significant decrease in negative attitudes towards patients living with HIV and a reduction i...

Survey responses show a significant decrease in negative attitudes towards patients living with HIV and a reduction in the proportion who felt they could tell by looking at someone whether they had HIV. Comments made about the campaign message and training indicated that the campaign had been effective: numerous staff members reported receiving new information, challenging their misconceptions and changing the way they thought about or dealt with people living with HIV

Numbers up taking face to face training was low. However the training was very well received and feedback showed that...

Numbers up taking face to face training was low. However the training was very well received and feedback showed that staff found the training sessions informative and provoked reflection about working practices. Online training was engaged with by higher numbers.

Knowledge of fluids HIV found in increased from 59% to 62% for all 4 fluids. Breast milk 3% increase. Acute service...

  • Knowledge of fluids HIV found in increased from 59% to 62% for all 4 fluids. Breast milk 3% increase. Acute services best HIV bodily fluid knowledge. 96% knew People Living With HIV live long & healthy lives.
  • Awareness of discrimination of People Living With HIV within NHSGGC increased from 1 in 3 to
    1 in 4. Staff working with patient more aware of discrimination.
  • Significant decrease in staff who had negative opinions of HIV+ women to have children. 3& decrease in view that irresponsible behaviour was responsible for HIV diagnosis. Decrease in opinion people come to HIV for free HIV medication. Decrease in staff how said they could tell if someone had HIV by looking at them.
  • 47% of NHS GGC staff aware of campaign. Over 9000 website page views.
    Over 3000 Youtube film views. 65 staff members attended face to face training.