Prevention

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  • Encourage staff to take personal responsibility for their wellbeing.
  • Link with the public health agenda and implement NICE workplace guidance.
  • Work closely with OH and key stakeholders. 

Encourage staff to take personal responsibility for their wellbeing

Working in such a busy caring environment means that staff may not take the time to look after themselves. Creating a culture that supports and encourages health and wellbeing can help staff realise the value of self-compassion, and encourage them to take personal responsibility for their own health. The organisation cannot deliver any kind of patient care unless staff are well and at work. This message needs to be clearly communicated from the board and leaders in the organisation. 

Link with the public health agenda and implement NICE workplace guidance

Use the evidence base to offer your staff healthy options and to help tackle workplace ill health. Prevention is important to help staff feel well at work for longer. Timely interventions and prevention can significantly reduce sickness absence and the length of absences. 

The NICE guidance provides a clear, evidence-based framework for you to get started. Learn more on how to implement the NICE workplace guidance from our toolkit.

Work closely with OH and key stakeholders

Working closely with key stakeholders on prevention can enable a strong, robust approach to be developed. Use the expertise within the organisation to share their specialist knowledge with staff. The organisational data can be used to identify where prevention and interventions can be targeted.

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