In the last issue of #BSWTogether, we included a short survey to give us an opportunity to find out how much our colleagues do or don’t know about the BSW Partnership.
As members of our BSW Partnership workforce, we want you – our readers – to be involved, so we wanted to find out how much all of you know about the work of the Partnership, what it is aiming to do and where it is going in the future.
Our survey results have given us a better understanding, and it’s clear we need to do a great deal more to make sure you are getting the information you need about the Partnership.
Thanks to everyone who took time to answer questions. Around 80 people completed the survey, which considering our workforce is close to c.34,000 is not a great response. However, it is just enough to give us an idea of how much people know.
So, what did we find out?
Firstly, we found that 87 per cent of respondents were aware that their organisations were part of the BSW Partnership. This is encouraging and means our colleagues are aware that they are part of a bigger organisation, but we need to do more to let them know how their own organisations are involved.
Next, we asked how much respondents knew about the Partnership as a whole. 62 per cent said they knew a little and would like some more information, 24 per cent knew a lot and 13 per cent had never heard of the Partnership. This again can be seen as encouraging but also shows there is work to do in terms of keeping everyone in the loop.
Finally, we asked where people had heard about the partnership – the vast majority of respondents said they had heard of it either because they are involved in the Partnership workstreams or through their organisations internal communications channels.
Our survey has highlighted that, along with other ICSs across the country which are set to become legislative bodies in July, there is still a lot to do in terms of making sure our colleagues who work across our partner organisations are up to date with what integrated health and care systems are working to achieve and how we can all play a part in making the BSW Partnership a success.
You can keep up to date by looking out for future issues of #BSWTogether and also our public facing newsletter The Triangle. You can also let us know what would help you keep up to date with the progress of the BSW Partnership by emailing us at email@example.com
We did offer a prize to readers of the last issue of #BSWTogther for taking part in the survey. Congratulations to our winner who works at GWH, we will send details of your prize onto you.