Improving nurses work life balance

19 / 11 / 2020

Read how Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust implemented a team-based rostering system for nurses and improved their work-life balance.

The trust began its work in 2017, with the ultimate goal to improve the retention of nurses and fulfil needs outlined by them for flexible working.

As part of the initiative, significant improvements were made in three core areas:

  • meeting nurses' work-life preferences
  • increasing nurses' input into rosters
  • improving collective responsibility for creating the roster.

All these factors contributed to the trust improving nurse's work-life balance in the teams which trialled the system.

Read the full case study to find out more about the activities the trust undertook to achieve this.

This work was part of a pilot project at three NHS trusts, carried out by Timewise. Find out more about this work and read the full Timewise report: Improving nurses’ work-life balance with team-based rostering.

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Employers

  • A personalised website
    Manage your profile and select topics of interest to you
  • Access your dashboard
    Bookmark useful content to help you quickly find what you're looking for
  • Get involved
    Contribute to our Talking Points discussions, comment on and rate our webpages
  • Keep up to date
    Receive the latest newsletters and media summaries

Log In