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How do we ensure the NHS is a great place to work?

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The NHS is based on principles and enduring values brought to life by the people who care for patients, the public and their communities.

The people who work for the NHS do so because they are passionate about helping people and this makes it an incredibly worthwhile career. It is our duty to care for, protect, value and support our people in the best way we can.

For the NHS Long Term Plan to succeed, the NHS will need to retain our staff and attract more people, working in rewarding jobs and a supportive culture.

To do this we will strengthen and support compassionate, diverse leadership at all levels, managerial and clinical, to meet the complex challenges ahead including a focus on ensuring our NHS is a great place to work.

We would like your views and ideas on the areas to prioritise to deliver on this ambition:

 

1. What should the NHS do to improve equality, inclusion and opportunities for people from all backgrounds to work in the NHS?

2. What does being a great place to work mean to you?

3. What steps should be taken to improve the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce?

4. What would make your working day better?

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Hospitals employ a large number of staff who work odd shifts. Providing a gym would have many benefits including: Reduced absence due to unhealthy lifesytles Improved mental health associated with 30 mins exercise Increased staff retentiuon due to the additional benefits available      

Mike Lott
by Mike Lott
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Mike Lott

Shocking that in even in the registration process for this website, most AHP's seem to be forgotten as a group or as individual professions. It's not all about doctors and nurses. We are trained to make creative decisions from that start..

Anna Horwood
by Anna Horwood
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Anna Horwood

Staff who have mental health issues and have been off work should not be given WARNINGS about the time they have had off. Mental health should not be treated as a disciplinary issues. It is bad enough suffering stress, anxiety and depression, but to then be given WARNINGS for it is NOT helpful in any way shape or form to staff well being. A better way would be to have a meeting and discuss fitness to walk in a non WARNING way.

MFTemployee
by MFTemployee
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MFTemployee

Delivering Mindfulness sessions to staff - clinical and non-clinical. Short sessions on ward areas - bringing mindfulness to staff. In a 12 day pilot (1 day a week for 12 weeks), 69% of clinical staff and 64% of non-clinical staff reported feeling “more relaxed”, “calmer” and “more focused” after just one  Mindfulness session.

Sarah Fereday
by Sarah Fereday
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Sarah Fereday

Many people undertaking administrative roles within the NHS tend to be office based and work from 9-5.  This is probably a cultural thing within the NHS but within the private sector, those people regularly work from home and may vary their working day to enable them to attend an appointment.  Enabling staff to do so within the NHS has many advantages: it contributes to the Green agenda, it saves staff travel time and money and enables them to strike more of a work/life balance.  Managers...

Stella Jackson
by Stella Jackson
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Stella Jackson

Having a baby born early can mean waiting weeks before you bring your baby home from hospital and added stress and emotional worry, juggling work and family commitments. A few of us are keen to give extra time to help any NHS colleague who is affected by premature birth. We hope that by introducing extended leave we will give parents precious time to bond when any affected family is back home together. So we intend to begin maternity leave for any such colleague from the point their child...

Ben Morrin
by Ben Morrin
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Ben Morrin
CHAIR/LEAD QUESTION

I’m Caroline Corrigan, National Director of People Strategy at NHS Improvement.  In looking at making the NHS the best place to work, we’re considering whether we can get a better connection between what our NHS staff experience every day and  and the rights and pledges set out in the NHS Constitution for England .   As well as universal rights regarding fair treatment in taking leave and flexible working, the handbook includes particular pledges such as providing all staff with personal...

Caroline Corrigan
by Caroline Corrigan
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Caroline Corrigan
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I’m Dr Navina Evans, CEO of ELFT and am excited to be leading this conversation on how we can make the NHS the best place to work. At ELFT, we constantly think about how we can make our trust a great place to work.  Our staff are the most important part of our organisations to ensure that service users are given the right care at the right place at the right time. However working in healthcare is a challenging ask so we are looking as a priority at reducing staff burnout and improving...

Navina Evans
by Navina Evans
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Navina Evans

The more I talk to people within trusts about their equality, diversity and inclusion strategies - the more I realise how many of them don't even have basic training in place around this area. And I don't just mean "unconscious bias" training or "diversity training". I mean training in some of the basic skills for managers which are so critical to making organisations tick - and which influence some key decisions in how organisations are run. Things like good quality interview skills...

Paul Deemer
by Paul Deemer
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Paul Deemer
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