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 continuously 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 several 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.