Protecting staff and preventing ill health

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The NHS cannot deliver care without our staff and depends on having a healthy and productive workforce. Managers are key to facilitating open communication with their staff and this can play a huge role in keeping staff well, motivated, feeling valued and empowering employees to perform to their full potential to provide high quality patient care. 

Effective partnership working between human resources, occupational health, health and safety and other services that support staff health is essential. If you don’t know what these services offer and how they can support each other, how will your staff know? 


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Partnership working across your organisation

To implement an effective health and wellbeing strategy, you will need to engage and work with different people across your organisation. It is vital to have commitment and buy-in from key stakeholders across your organisation.

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Supporting line managers

Supportive leadership is critical for promoting individual and organisational health, performance and effectiveness. It is important to work with your line managers as they often have the biggest impact on staff health and wellbeing.

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Focussing on prevention

Targeted interventions can be successful in dealing with specific areas within your organisation. We have developed tools and collate national information to help you combat stress, common sickness absence problems, mental health and emotional wellbeing in the workplace.

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