We are proud to announce the launch of our new Ambulance Workforce web section.
The ambulance service and its workforce face specific challenges and unique circumstances within the health and care system. Research carried out by the mental health charity Mind indicates that 91 per cent of ambulance staff have experienced stress, low mood or poor mental health while working for the ambulance service.
Addressing this is the responsibility of us all.
This web section aims to develop organisational cultures that promote higher levels of morale, motivation, staff satisfaction, wellbeing and engagement, to improve the working lives of all staff in the ambulance service. It is based on evidence provided from across the ambulance sector on where good work is already happening and where support is needed.
A key resource on the new web section is head first, an online toolkit that focuses on helping ambulance staff with their resilience and overall mental health, and provides tailored online support for individuals, managers and organisations.
Take a look at the examples of effective workforce practice within the web pages, so it can be shared and replicated to support the wellbeing of staff and, ultimately, to deliver the best possible patient care.
These resources have been developed in partnership with employers, trade unions and NHS Employers and supported by the The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the National Ambulance Strategic Partnership Forum.