NHS Employers is working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to launch a new Health and Wellbeing Framework for the NHS.
According to Public Health England, NHS staff absence due to poor health costs the NHS around £2.4bn a year. It is more important than ever that NHS workplaces become environments that enable staff to make choices that support positive wellbeing. The NHS depends on having a healthy and productive workforce to deliver high quality patient care.
The Health and Wellbeing Framework brings together best practice, research and insights in one accessible place to help NHS organisations improve staff health and wellbeing.
The new framework contains input from 12 NHS organisation’s who are doing great things around this agenda and has been steered by an advisory board that includes Dame Carol Black, MIND and Arthritis Research UK.
The framework is an interactive document that makes the case for staff health and wellbeing, sets out clear actionable steps and provides guidance on how organisation’s can plan and deliver a staff health and wellbeing plan.
A diagnostic tool has been created to support implementation of the framework and help organisations identify key areas of focus when planning or improving a health and wellbeing programme.
Check out the framework and accompanying diagnostics tool on our NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework pages.