Survey six: footprints, financing and staff morale

Nuffield Trust
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Summarises the views of health and care leaders on the pressures facing the NHS and social care, focusing on place-based commissioning, finances and staff morale. The views are drawn from 67 responses to an online survey, which included senior managers, clinicians, representatives from local Healthwatch bodies and the social care sector. The ‘footprints’ proposed for delivering Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STPs) and the potential hospital savings identified by Lord Carter were viewed as providing opportunities for improvement. However, the majority of respondents were concerned about the continuing decline in staff morale, with the majority reporting morale had fallen in their organisation over the last six months, with workload given as one of the key factors. Respondents were also pessimistic about the state of finances within individual trusts and the health service in general, with few respondents feeling they would be able to eliminate an overspend in the current financial year. (Edited publisher abstract)

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surveys, financing, commissioning, place-based approach, morale, care workforce, NHS, cutbacks, social care;
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