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A Fairer NHSGGC Staff Survey 2019

The third Fairer NHS Staff Survey was carried out in November 2019 to monitor NHSGGC’s progress on –

  • Staff attitudes to and knowledge of inequalities
  • Progress in implementing key actions to tackle inequality
  • Patient and staff experience of discrimination.

The last survey took place in 2016.

The survey shows that almost 89% of staff agree that NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde can improve health care to patients when staff have a better understanding of the discrimination faced by people in Glasgow and Clyde

The majority of staff feel that we have got better at recognising and responding to the health effects of discrimination on patients over the last 3 years. Most also agree that NHSGGC should be using its resources to reduce the health gap.

It is clear that staff have taken a wide range of actions to support people with learning disability, physical impairments and mental health issues, gender based violence, poverty and other forms of marginalisation. 

 Other key findings include – 

  • The number of staff using telephone interpreting has doubled to 53% since 2016
  • 91% of staff are booking a BSL interpreter for every clinical appointment
  • More than 78% of staff who considered themselves disabled said their manager knew – an increase of 14% 
  • Approximately 80% of LGB staff are out in the workplace – a rise of 22% 

The results from the 2019 survey have informed the mainstreaming and equality outcomes for the next 4 years, published in A Fairer NHSGGC 2020-24.

A Fairer NHSGGC Staff Survey 2019 summary report (PDF)