Almost half of NHS staff say they do not have time to do their job properly, although most are happier with conditions than at this time last year, a study has found.
A poll by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of almost 160,000 people employed by the service revealed that most thought the NHS was a good place to work, with a larger number planning to stay in their jobs than in 2008 and 2009.
Fewer people said they had been forced to work extra hours and a smaller number reported they felt pressured or had been bullied in the workplace.
But the report added that “there is still some way to go before all staff understand the vision for the NHS and before they are aware of the contribution they can make, both as individuals and as a trust”.
Almost half (46%) of those polled said they did not have enough time to do their job properly or were prevented from doing a proper job due to a lack of staff.
Of 40 key areas, 26 showed improvements from the 2008 survey, two deteriorated and eight remained the same.