The National Quarterly Pulse Survey (NQPS) is being implemented from April 2021, however in quarter 1 2021/22 only organisations utilising the national pulse survey, the People Pulse, were able to participate in the NQPS. All provider organisations will be required to implement from July 2021.
The primary purpose of the NQPS is to provide an additional and more frequent opportunity to hear from staff to help understand employee experience, and to support decision making and actions for improvement with the ambition of making the NHS the best place to work.
The NQPS will provide a consistent and standardised approach, nationally and locally, to listening to our NHS people at more regular intervals. It replaces the Staff Friends and Family Test (Staff FFT) to manage burden at a trust level.
The survey consists of the nine questions which make up the existing Engagement theme of the NHS Staff Survey, measuring motivation, advocacy, and involvement. The results of these questions will be submitted / collected centrally. Organisations may choose to add additional questions when using own survey providers, however there is no requirement for results from any additional questions to be submitted centrally.