As detailed in the October edition of StaffNews, in November 2017, all NHSScotland employees will be asked to complete a short questionnaire – the Dignity at Work survey.
This gives you the opportunity to tell us how you feel about dignity at work issues. The questions in the survey focus on bullying and harassment; discrimination; racism; abuse and violence from patients and public; resourcing and whistleblowing.
Surveys will be distributed via the iMatter IT portal, so if you currently receive a link by email for the iMatter questionnaire, you’ll receive a link for the Dignity at Work survey. Similarly, if you complete the iMatter questionnaire on paper, you’ll be able to collect a paper copy of this survey from your line manager (along with postage-paid return envelope to Webropol – the
company who run the iMatter system). If you want to change the way you receive the survey, please let your line manager know at the earliest opportunity.
Dorothy McErlean, employee director, said: “We all want to feel valued and respected at work. This is an opportunity for all staff to influence and develop the culture within our organisation. The joint trade unions and professional organisation support the Dignity at Work survey and ask that you take some time to complete it.”
iMatter results, together with the Dignity at Work survey results, will provide a full overview of staff experience across NHSScotland. This will be available in February 2018 and local Board and directorate level action plans will be developed based on the results. Unlike iMatter, no team level reports will be produced for the Dignity at Work survey.
Your feedback is really important, so please make sure you complete you survey in November. The results will help us to improve staff experience in NHSGGC.
For further information, please go to the Dignity at Work website.