15 / 6 / 2012
Launching shortly, the NHS Employers Workforce QIPP Community will offer members an online managed community, where decision makers with an interest in / responsibility for improving the productivity of their organisation's workforce can come together and share best practice.
Members of the community will also have exclusive access to a series of webinars, seminars and events that will highlight and showcase new and innovative approaches to delivering a productive workforce as well as offering personal and professional development content elements.
Our first Workforce QIPP Community event
Our first QIPP Community event took place at the British Library on 26 June when Tony Zarola, Director of Zeal Solutions, presented the results of research carried out on behalf of the Partnership for Occupational Safety and Health in Healthcare.
The research was carried out across a range of NHS organisations including acute, mental health, ambulance and community trusts and looked at the issues which affected staff well-being, particularly in relation to stress, and at what actions could be taken to reduce their impact.
The research shows that while some issues such as violence against staff and bullying may not be seen as major issues (due to lower levels of incidence) compared to others such as sickness absence or stress, they have a greater negative impact across a range of indicators including engagement, intention to quit and absenteeism. The research also highlights the importance of line managers in delivering a healthy workplace and the positive impact on all indicators of having a capable and helpful line manager.
Those attending the event were able to question Tony on his findings and share their own experiences, particularly around the issue of improving line manager capability. While many of the findings resonated with what community members were already thinking, they were aware there has not previously been any real hard evidence. This research, once published in the next few weeks, will provide the evidence that members need in order to be able to start addressing management capability issues.
Register your interest in joining the Workforce QIPP Community here.