YOUGOV summary of the Yorkshire and Humber stakeholder survey

Approximately 1,200 people nationally responded to the first AHSN stakeholder survey covering all 15 AHSNs, an average of 80 responders per AHSN. The Yorkshire and Humber AHSN received 89 responses. The survey was carried out independently by YOUGOV and the following is their summary of the Yorkshire and Humber survey;

  • Three-quarters (76%) of Yorkshire & Humber AHSN stakeholders recommend working with the AHSN, a figure that is consistent with the all AHSNs average.
  • A quarter (26%) feel the AHSN has achieved more than expected in the last 12 months and 21% less than expected but many (57%) agree that the AHSN has helped them towards achieving their objectives in the last year.
  • 38% have a ‘good’ understanding of the AHSN role and encouragingly many (66%) feel that its role has become clearer in the last 12 months.
  • Nearly two-thirds (64%) have a ‘good working relationship’ with the AHSN and many (55%) feel that the relationship has improved in the last year.
  • 57% agree that Yorkshire & Humber AHSN has ‘clear and visible leadership’ many also agree that its staff are knowledgeable (75%) and helpful (80%) –both findings that are consistent with the all AHSNs average.
  • The three measures of engagement and involvement for the AHSN are either consistent with the average or in the upper third of all AHSNs. For example –two-thirds (66%) feel that the AHSN has listened to their views, compared to 62% of all.
  • 68% have found value in the AHSNs ‘facilitating collaboration’ activities and 61% in the ‘identification, adoption and spread of innovation,’ both of which are consistent with all AHSNs.
  • The Yorkshire & Humber AHSNs highest effectiveness figure is for ‘building a culture of partnership and collaboration’ (68%) which is again similar to other AHSNs (67%).
  • 53% of stakeholders surveyed had the opportunity to meet senior Yorkshire & Humber staff, but whilst 67% had a clear idea of its role in linking NHS and industry, just 38% felt likewise about its role in supporting vanguards and test bed programmes.

For an analysis and comments of the Yorkshire and Humber survey results click here.