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These good practice examples show how others are using data to inform decision making on matters relating to staff health and wellbeing, and how you can communicate this throughout your organisation.

Take a look at the related links for more best practice on other areas of the health and wellbeing framework.


Case studies

Birmingham Women's and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  Implementing health and wellbeing strategies to reduce stress at work
Read about the work being done to reduce stress at work by implementing health and wellbeing initiatives for staff.
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust Staff engagement and wellbeing
Find out how the trust has reduced sickness absence and supported line managers to engage with staff and deliver significant health and wellbeing improvements across the trust. 
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust  Using survey data to inform health and wellbeing strategy
This case study outlines how the trust used feedback from their staff survey to develop and implement a health and wellbeing strategy, targeting employee physical and mental wellbeing.    
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust Improving morale and developing a positive culture
Read how the trust improved staff engagement and recognised the key role it plays in delivering essential standards of quality, safety and developing a positive organisational culture and working environment.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust      
Five ways to a healthier trust
Following a review of staff benefits in 2010, health and wellbeing was considered a top priority for staff. A strategy was developed to address how the trust could improve patient experience by developing a productive and happier workforce.
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Making every contact count to improve staff wellbeing
This new case study from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust showcases how the team successfully implemented a new Making Every Contact Count (MECC) strategy to help improve the health and wellbeing of both staff and patients. 
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust      'The Leeds Way' - our journey to be the best place to work
Learn about the trust's organisational culture strategy The Leeds Way and the impact it has had on the organisation.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Implementing a trust-wide healthy weight strategy
Read how the trust developed and implemented its healthy weight strategy. Find out about the range of initiatives offered to staff to help them lose weight or get fit, the challenges and how these were overcome, as well as the outcomes and successes. 
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust    
Excellence in employee wellbeing
Learn how Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust tackled increasing physical inactivity in their trust, the challenges they faced and their top tips for other trusts.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Implementing the Workplace Wellbeing Charter
Find out how Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and the impact that it has had. 
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Delivering an outstanding experience for every patient through staff health and wellbeing
This case study examines how the trust tackled their most common reason for sickness absence: mental health. The study looks at the challenges they faced, their steps to success and top tips for other trusts.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust       
Using data to effectively target staff health and wellbeing initiatives
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust focused on a different health and wellbeing topic for each quarter of the year, find out more.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Staff nicotine replacement therapy programme
In January 2014, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust launched a nicotine replacement therapy pilot to encourage staff to quit smoking, with the aim of being completely smoke free by 2018.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Improving health and wellbeing
Find out how the trust improved staff morale in the workplace and tackled the psychological effects of increasing demands on employees.
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Staying well service improves staff health
In this case study, find out how the trust improved staff health by employing a mental health practitioner.
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Work well the Walton Way
This informative case study outlines how the trust combated their fragmented approach to health and wellbeing with a new strategy to meet national and local drivers.
University of Sheffield
Juice - a health and wellbeing staff engagement strategy
This non-nhs case study highlights the work of the University of Sheffield and their successful Juice programme. Juice acts as a one stop shop for health and wellbeing, designed to promote staff engagement and inspire employees.
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Improving health and wellbeing across 5,000 square miles
This case study examines how the trust developed a strategy focused on a motivated mobile workforce.



Rapid access to treatment and rehabilitation for NHS staff

Our updated and refreshed guidance is aimed at trust boards making decisions about how to manage rapid access services for staff in their organisation. 
Dealing with domestic violence- first steps
This Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group (HSWPG) resource is designed to help organisations take a step by step approach when looking at how they can support their staff who may be enduring domestic violence.
Eight elements for workplace wellbeing These updated eight elements are essential for your workplace wellbeing. Having these in place will help your organisation to have a robust and sustainable health and wellbeing programme.
Communications guide
Download our free communications guide, designed to help you deliver a successful health and wellbeing programme that is engaging and well planned. This guide will support you to promote all of the different elements within your health and wellbeing strategy.
Health and safety competencies for NHS managers
Written for NHS health and safety professionals and representatives by the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group, this guidance aims to help with reviewing competency programmes, and will help to assess whether managers have the right skills and competencies to manage health and safety effectively.
The importance of effective partnership working on health, safety and wellbeing  
Information on workplace inspections, the functions of a safety representative, what an effective health and safety committee looks like and the legal requirements to consult on health and safety matters. 
Lone worker guidance: staff
The guide produced by HSWPG, is aimed at an increasing number of staff in the health sector who work alone in community settings such as patients’ homes or on outreach work. Lone workers can be vulnerable and at increased risk of physical or verbal abuse and harassment from patients, clients, their relatives or members of the public, simply because they don’t have the immediate support of colleagues or security staff.
Lone worker guidance: managers
Understand the importance of protecting lone workers as well as your legal duties as a manager, with HSWPG's updated guide on improving safety for lone workers. It includes a list of key things to consider, which acts as a helpful checklist for those who manage staff who work alone.


How are you feeling? Emotional wellbeing toolkit
It’s easier to recognise someone’s physical wellbeing than their emotional wellbeing.  This free resource can help staff to check their own wellbeing or speak to and support colleagues with their emotional wellbeing. It also provides resources and signposting, no matter how you are feeling.
Sickness absence toolkit
The sickness absence toolkit has been developed to further improve the management of staff sick leave in the NHS and is designed to help managers support staff with a confident and consistent approach to sickness absence.  The free online tool provides step-by-step information about what to do when staff call in sick, plus practical advice on some of the common reasons for sickness absence and information on what to do if staff are frequently off sick.
Creating healthy workplaces: a toolkit for the NHS 
This toolkit aims to support the NHS to improve staff health and wellbeing by providing practical tips and step-by-step information on how to implement the six pieces of workplace guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). It includes sections on long-term sickness, mental wellbeing, obesity, smoking and physical activity.


How are you feeling NHS? podcast - part one
In the first of the two-part podcast, we talk to Rachael Bailey, the ward manager of the stroke unit where the How are you feeling NHS? toolkit was piloted. She tells us how the toolkit supports NHS organisations to talk about emotional wellbeing and the impact that this has on staff.
How are you feeling NHS? podcast - part two
In the second part of the two-part podcast, we talk to Lesley Smith-Payne, head of workforce health and wellbeing at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She explains how the success of the pilot of the How are you feeling NHS? toolkit on the stroke ward has helped implement good health and wellbeing practice across the organisation.
Implementing a successful health and wellbeing strategy with Justin Varney
In this podcast, Justin Varney, interim deputy director of health and wellbeing for Public Health England, discusses how having strong foundations are key to having a healthy productive workplace.


Health and wellbeing network webinar - evaluation
This two hour webinar focuses on how to robustly evaluate health and wellbeing interventions. 
How to robustly evaluate health and wellbeing interventions
NHS organisations offer a range of staff health and wellbeing interventions, but how do you demonstrate whether an intervention has had the intended impact?

Promotional materials

To help organisations promote some of our health and wellbeing toolkits with staff, we have developed a range of free promotional artwork such as screensavers, email banners and posters. There are also graphics available for pens and mugs. You can download and use them to promote some of our popular toolkits.

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