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Table 1 Response rates for NHS Staff and Patient Surveys

From: Openness in the NHS: a secondary longitudinal analysis of national staff and patient surveys

Survey Year Number of questionnaires sent out* Number of questionnaires returned Response rate Number of Trusts
NHS National Staff Survey 2007 291,843 157,667 54% 392
2008 289,919 159,691 55% 360
2009 289,277 157,450 54% 387
2010 311,098 167,736 54% 390
2011 250,000 134,967 54% 365
2012 203,188 101,169 50% 259
2013 416,313 203,028 49% 264
2014 603,937 255,150 42% 289
2015 722,811 298,817 41% 296
2016 948,640 414,330 44% 316
2017 1,067,266 478,872 45% 309
NHS Acute Inpatient Survey 2004 142,432 88,308 62% 169
2005 136,937 80,793 59% 164
2006 136,769 80,694 59% 166
2007 135,623 75,949 56% 165
2008 134,415 72,584 54% 165
2009 133,362 69,348 52% 161
2010 132,696 66,348 50% 161
2011 133,704 70,863 53% 161
2012 126,480 64,505 51% 156
2013 127,435 62,443 49% 156
2014 125,709 59,083 47% 154
2015 176,843 83,116 47% 149
2016 176,932 77,850 44% 149
NHS Community Mental Health Service User Survey 2007 41,842 15,900 38% 69
2008 41,014 14,355 35% 68
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 53,746 17,199 32% 66
2011 52,852 17,441 33% 65
2012 49,619 15,878 32% 61
2013 46,552 13,655 29% 57
2014 46,552 13,500 29% 57
2015 41,650 11,695 29% 52
2016 49,300 13,254 28% 58
2017 47,600 12,139 26% 58