Health, safety and wellbeing

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Preserving and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of staff is critical for NHS organisations as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic. It's essential that NHS organisations continue to support the physical and mental wellbeing of the workforce, enabling staff to stay healthy and protect themselves, their colleagues, patients and families as we continue to deliver services through this challenging period.

We are working closely with Public Health England, the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement and other key stakeholders to provide signposting and information to support NHS organisations. Specific guidance has been developed for healthcare professionals and this should be referred to for the most up-to-date information.

There are a number of considerations that workforce and HR leaders need to be aware of to fully support the wellbeing of their workforce. The following areas should be reviewed and incorporated, where required, into local plans to preserve and protect staff health and wellbeing. 


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Support available for NHS staff

Access the support available for NHS staff.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Supporting staff at home and work

Information and guidance to help you support your leaders and line managers, supporting your staff to enable them to work from home or what you can do to support them to return to the workplace

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Supporting staff health and safety

Guidance on infection control, risk assessments, occupational health and supporting our most vulnerable people.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Supporting staff wellbeing

Information and guidance to help you target support for your staff.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Supporting staff with childcare responsibilities

COVID-19 has demonstrated the difficulties and challenges parents face when usual childcare arrangements cease or reduce. Find out more about how you can support your working parents in this section.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

NHS Staff Council

Guidance from the NHS Staff Council on the COVID-19 outbreak.

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