Oct 11, 2018
A study to examine the factors associated with engagement among NHS employees as part of a project with the Health Foundation, a charity committed to bringing about better health and healthcare in the UK. The study looked at the potential link between organisational, personal and health-related factors and employee engagement, and how engagement is linked with the outcomes at the individual or organisational level.
Staff health and wellbeing is an important area for employers. Leading a healthy life, both physically and mentally, helps the individual health of employees, but also benefits employers through boosting productivity in the workplace. The Five Year Forward View strategy, published by NHS England in 2014, underscores the importance of staff health and wellbeing as a crucial factor in improving the performance of the NHS and chief executive Simon Stevens announced a number of new initiatives and policy developments aimed at improving health and wellbeing within the workforce in 2015.
RAND Europe conducted an independent study to examine the factors associated with engagement among NHS employees as part of a project with the Health Foundation, a charity committed to bringing about better health and healthcare in the UK. RAND Europe analysed data from the NHS Healthy Workforce Survey, conducted in 2016 across 35 UK NHS organisations, as well as VitalityHealth's Britain's Healthiest Workplace (BHW) survey in 2016, which involved RAND Europe's analysis of the survey results. The views expressed in the study are the authors' own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Health Foundation.
Engagement in the NHS: empirical analysis of the NHS Healthy Workforce and BHW surveys
HWS sampling and response rates
Full list of interventions offered
Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire
Additional information — statistical analysis