Catch up on our latest health and wellbeing leads network meetings


In May and June, we met with health and wellbeing leads from across England in London and Leeds to find out what is happening across different NHS organisations.

Four trusts spoke about what they are doing in certain areas, from creating a new strategy to implementing Schwartz Rounds. We also heard from NHS England on their work programme and an update from Health Education England on the Making Every Contact Count programme.

In the meetings, we looked at our three priority areas for this year:

  • Mental health
  • Sickness absence
  • Musculoskeletal issues
We ran a workshop to find out what some of the key challenges were in each of these areas, the good practice already out there and how it can be replicated, and what the evidence base says. We looked at defining a system wide objective for each of the three areas.

Some of the key themes discussed were:

  • the need for board engagement and line manager training
  • the need for investment in new approaches
  • the need for a common language across the NHS in these areas
  • communications
  • the importance of analysing data to inform your strategy.
To see more of what we discussed, read the slides.

Find out more about how to support your staff in these three key areas on our health and wellbeing webpages. Download our slides to help you engage your board with the wellbeing agenda. Take a look at our emotional wellbeing toolkit to help your staff start a conversation about emotional wellbeing and track how they are feeling.

If you would like to find out more, join our network, or need any further support please email us at

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