NHS England healthy workforce

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The Forward View made a commitment to ensure the NHS as an employer sets a national example in the support it offers its own staff to stay healthy. On 2 September, Simon Stevens announced further plans to support this commitment, which include a major drive to improve the health and wellbeing of NHS staff. These webpages detail the offer made, and how this work is being taken forward.

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The health and wellbeing offer to NHS staff

Working with Dame Carol Black; NHS England, NHS Employers, Public Health England and the Social Partnership Forum along with 11 leading NHS organisations are developing and refining a ‘core offer’ of what NHS organisations should do to promote staff health and wellbeing.

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Establishing what works - evaluation plans 

There is currently little information about the health and wellbeing of NHS staff, and often insufficient evidence about programmes which work to improve them. The healthy workplaces team aim to establish what works in wellbeing through robust evaluation of the offer.


Next steps for NHS England

Find out what the next steps are for NHS England to develop the offer and progress this work with the leadership group.

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Health and wellbeing of primary care staff

Find out what the healthy workforce team are doing to support primary care staff.


Key updates

See here for the latest updates from healthy workforce, including good practice and evaluation.

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