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Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of levels of motivation of doctors in the NHS. (126626)

The Department takes the welfare of all national health service employees very seriously. Morale among NHS staff can be difficult to gauge; however, the Healthcare Commission NHS annual staff surveys in 2005 indicated that staff remain generally satisfied, with job satisfaction identified as 73.78 per cent. across all staff, 69.32 per cent. within acute trusts and all medical staff in acute trusts 73.31 per cent.