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Creating a better work-life balance – flexibility at work

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Having support from managers and colleagues to work from home with work where this is possible. There is often still an expectation for people to work at the work place even when they are working non-clinically or have administrative tasks to do as part of their role. There are times when these tasks lend themselves to working from home and giving people the flexibility to do this can really help minimise stress associated with commuting and also the distractions that happen in the workplace...

Amy Dennis
by Amy Dennis
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Amy Dennis

Flexibility where in difficult personal times you need the time and where there is a lull you work more (even at home if the job allows it) Annualised hours is never used and I think this is because it is more heartache to manage than just to say no....why not a clocking in and out system?    

M McAree
by M McAree
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M McAree

If we invested in better technology and infrastructure, it would support flexible working. Why can’t district nurses update patient records on the go? Why do some services still rely on paper records (increasing the risk of them being lost?) and why are our office services on out of date systems, reducing productivity and increasing time lost to technical issues? To improve flexibility, all staff should have mobile devices enabling them to work on the move. The idea of a ‘desk for every...

EmmaK17
by EmmaK17
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The problem with talking about work-life balance is that work becomes the focus and balance suggests equality. Have a life and fit work into it seems a better proposition to me. Staff are the most valuable asset in healthcare, but most of them don’t feel that the government or politicians value them despite the rhetoric. Invest in a true National Health Service that seeks to promote health - of mind, body and spirit. My suggestion is that we enable and empower staff to invest in their own...

Claire PICTON
by Claire PICTON
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Claire PICTON

Emergency Medicine is an intense specialty which operates 24 hours a day with a high proportion of work performed during the out of hours period and at weekends.  Annualised self rostering has given staff in a number of departments the flexibility they need to be able to work their contracted hours but in a way that allows them, with a bit of planning to also have a fulfilling life outside of work. How does it work?  Each member of staff has to work a set number of hours per week.  However...

RCEM SWPC Chair
by RCEM SWPC Chair
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RCEM SWPC Chair

I'm working mum as most of us, so it would definitely help if I could work around this hours. Very often admin jobs are Mon- Fri 9-5pm.

Agnieszka F
by Agnieszka F
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Agnieszka F

Move away from the expectation of availablility 9-5 for clerical staff services and towards a shift style way of working which would offer better access to recruitment/payroll/HR services for example, to our clinical staff, and more flexibility to our clerical staff. 7 day working should be accross services. This would also provide options for compressed hours.

kathryn
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