Table 2

Characteristics of trusts attended by survey respondents and their unadjusted associations with a positive overall rating of care from univariate logistic regression

Trust-level characteristics
nPer centOR (95% CI)p Value
Trust type
 Small acute62408.71.23 (1.12 to 1.34)<0.001
 Medium acute16 67723.21.07 (1.01 to 1.14)0.02
 Large acute25 85036.01 (ref)
 Specialist32244.51.54 (1.36 to 1.76)<0.001
 Teaching19 80227.61.03 (0.98 to 1.10)0.24
Foundation status
 No31 79844.30.82 (0.78 to 0.85)<0.001
 Yes39 99555.71 (ref)
CQC trust quality rating (2008/9)
 Weak39265.60.85 (0.77 to 0.94)0.001
 Fair18 48226.20.97 (0.92 to 1.03)0.34
 Good28 42540.31 ref
 Excellent19 74828.01.17 (1.10 to 1.24)<0.001
Frontline staff satisfied with care*
 Mean63.5%Quintiles of front-line staff satisfied with care†
 Median62.7%1 (lowest)1 (ref)
 Range35.3–94.0%21.10 (1.03 to 1.19)0.01
31.11 (1.03 to 1.19)0.004
41.17 (1.09 to 1.26)<0.001
5 (highest)1.35 (1.25 to 1.45)<0.001
  • Total number of respondents=71 793. CQC trust quality rating was unknown for three trusts (1.7% of respondents) and the proportion of front-line staff satisfied with care was unknown for 1 trust (1.7% of respondents). Significant associations at α=0.05 level highlighted in italics.

  • *Calculated from responses to Q12d from the National NHS Staff Survey 2012.

  • †Trusts were categorised into quintiles according to the proportion of staff responding positively to Q12d.

  • CQC, Care Quality Commission.