Nurses too busy to take part in stress survey

first_img Comments are closed. Nurses at West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust, which last year receivedan improvement notice on stress from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE),were too stressed to take part in a workplace stress survey, it has emerged. Royal College of Nursing regional officer Melanie Glover told NursingStandard magazine that nurses had been unable to find time to complete the20-minute survey. Nearly 400,000 pieces of data were collected from a trust-wide surveyconducted after the HSE issued its notice in July last year. But the lowestreturn was from the trust’s 1,250 nurses. The survey results are now being analysed by researchers at ExeterUniversity, who have drawn up an action plan for the trust to help meet HSErequirements, including how to monitor workplace stress. It has been givenuntil 15 March by the HSE to put its house in order. RCN steward Jenny Price also said the HSE had originally been called infollowing a complaint by a nurse who claimed that the trust had not dealt withher stress issue. Previous Article Next Article Nurses too busy to take part in stress surveyOn 1 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img