Alternative survey tools are listed below.
Basic Survey 2013
Back in 2013, 70 people involved in mental health services answered the 27 questions in the full survey. The nine questions that yielded the highest scores were brought together as the Basic Survey 2013. If you have collected data in the past using the Basic Survey 2013 and want to compare results using exactly the same questions, this survey tool is for you. Since the Basic Survey asks only nine questions and these are the ones where most services can give reasonably strong answers, some readers have taken it to contain the items that should be worked on first, while others consider that the best place to start an improvement project will change from one place to another depending on a wide range of factors. The Basic Survey is available in the 2013 and 2017 versions of the Green Light Toolkit, and we have reproduced it here.
Better Survey 2013
This follows on from the Basic Survey 2013, since it is questions 10-18 and staff found it a little bit more challenging to award their services a good score for these questions. The Better Survey 2013 is available in the 2013 and 2017 versions of the Green Light Toolkit, and we have reproduced it here.
Best Survey 2013
This follows on from the Better Survey 2013 and contains the nine questions that staff found most challenging. The Best Survey 2013 is available in the 2013 and 2017 versions of the Green Light Toolkit, and we have reproduced it here.
Norfolk & Suffolk 2021
The Easy Read Group at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust combined the Basic Survey 2013, the Better Survey 2013 and the Best Survey 2013 and then revised the text and images to generate the Norfolk & Suffolk Survey 2021.
Two further products from the team at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are the Dialog questions. This survey tool contains 11 statements which people score by rating their agreement on a 7 point scale from dissatisfied to satisfied. The markers on the 7 point scale are illustrated with a man’s face on Dialog – Men and a woman’s face on Dialog -Women. In all other ways, these two survey tools are identical. As some people find it hard to answer open-ended questions, such as the ones in Easy Read Survey 2022 (see above), Dialog was developed to allow people to give a score. As Dialog is available either as the version for men or the version for women, you may need to consider how to engage with non-binary people.
Click on this Survey Builder to find a repository of questions. Some of them may be useful if you want to create your own survey.
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