The way to health and wellbeing

To deliver high quality patient care, the NHS needs staff that are healthy, well and at work. Looking after the health and wellbeing of staff directly contributes to the delivery of quality patient care. Poor workforce health has high and far reaching costs to NHS organisations and ultimately patients.

To develop and sustain a health and wellbeing approach there needs to be strong and clear leadership, supported by a solid strategy that continues to be developed and is underpinned by a proactive and engaged approach.

Research shows that where NHS trusts prioritise staff health and wellbeing and actively engage with staff to develop work in this area, levels of engagement increase, as does staff morale, loyalty, innovation, productivity, all resulting in higher quality patient care.
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What's happening nationally?

The health and wellbeing of NHS staff is integral to delivering excellent patient care. Find out what is happening nationally including the work being done by NHS England and other national bodies.

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Eight elements of workplace wellbeing

Use our eight elements to ensure your wellbeing strategy is as effective and succesful as possible.

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NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework

Find out more about the new NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework and how to support staff to feel well and happy at work.

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Evidence base

This suite of documents and reports will help you to develop and review your approach to health and wellbeing.

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Boorman recommendations

Through its recommendations the Boorman Report outlines how to achieve a healthier workforce.


Developing your strategy

Useful insight into developing a strategic approach to health and wellbeing, with examples of strategies to adapt and tailor to the needs of your organisation. 

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Engaging your board and building your business case

Find out how to obtain and present key data, show the impact of health and wellbeing, how other trusts have achieved board engagement and focus on specific board members.

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