Leadership survey: do you think enough priority is given to the quality of care?

We asked NHS professionals what they thought of the emphasis placed on quality of care in the NHS, in their organisation, in their own team and by their commissioner. The charts below show the results by role type. The results of this survey informed our leadership report, Patient-centred leadership: rediscovering our purpose

Quality of care in the NHS

73 per cent said they did not think enough priority was given to quality of care in the NHS. This percentage was higher among nurses (80 per cent).

Quality of care in their organisation

Opinion was much more evenly divided when asked about their organisations, with 47 per cent saying 'yes' and 48 per cent saying 'no'. Executive directors and senior managers were particularly positive, while 59 per cent of nurses felt that their organisation did not give enough priority to quality of care.

Quality of care in their team

When asked about their own service or team, 78 per cent said 'yes', which was consistent across all roles.

Quality of care by their commissioner

43 per cent said that they did not think enough priority was given to quality of care by their commissioner. However, 38 per cent said that they didn't know, reflecting a degree of uncertainty around the emerging commissioning arrangements.

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