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Department of Health staff rate their own performance

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The Department of Health delivers policy effectively, according to just under two thirds of its own staff. However, fewer than half have confidence in its senior civil servants.

Out of 1,520 people responding to this year’s annual Department of Health staff survey, 63% agreed with the statement: ‘In general, DH delivers policy effectively’. This compares with 8% who disagreed and 29% who were neutral.

But fewer than half of those surveyed, felt senior civil servants ‘live out DH’s values and behaviours’. Forty-three per cent had confidence in DH senior civil servants, but just over a quarter did not.

The vast majority of staff surveyed - 91% - said their team was ‘committed to doing quality work’. More than half said they felt valued as an employee of the DH and 58% said they would recommend it as a place to work.

Most of the DH survey findings have improved since last year.

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