19 / 06 / 2015
Compelled by excellence in patient care, the trust set about improving their staff health and wellbeing. They saw that the most common reason for sickness absence was due to mental health issues and that this had a direct impact on patient care.
The trust developed an exciting health and wellbeing strategy, including training and support for line managers and employing a mental health nurse for staff. Their sickness rate for mental ill health decreased from 14.49 per cent in November 2014 to 9.8 per cent in March 2015.
Read the full case study to find out what challenges they faced and how they overcame them.