Positive workplaces lead to happier, healthier staff, and better patient care.
- NHS Staff Survey results show significant occurrences of workplace bullying, with the 2021 survey showing that 18.7 per cent of staff had experienced bullying, harassment, or abuse from a colleague, and 11.6 per cent from a manager. The SPF promotes resources to help tackle these behaviours in organisations.
- Employers in the NHS, in partnership with trade unions, have been working hard to create a just and learning culture. This is so that when something goes wrong, staff can speak up without fearing blame and all parties share learning. Evidence shows that creating a just and learning culture can lead to improvements in staff experience, which impacts positively on the delivery of patient care.
- The 2021 NHS Staff Survey showed, 14.3 per cent of surveyed NHS staff responded that they had experienced at least one incident of physical violence from patients/service users, their relatives or other members of the public in the last 12 months. Through the violence reduction subgroup, the SPF works to prevent and reduce violence towards staff, creating a culture of safety where staff are supported, safe and secure.
Creating a positive workplace culture
Building positive workplace cultures in the NHS
Information to support the building of positive workplace cultures in the NHS.
19 May 2022
Creating a culture of civility, compassion and respect in the NHS
A progress report on creating positive workplace cultures and tackling bullying in the NHS: a collective call to action.
7 July 2019
Just and learning culture
Working in partnership to influence compassionate casework
Download and use the exercises outlined in this resource to explore managing employee relations case work in a a compassionate, just and learning way.
1 August 2019
Creating a just and learning culture
A collection of evidence and good practice around create a just and learning culture in NHS organisations.
21 July 2021
Preventing and reducing violence and abuse
The national SPF is focusing on work aimed at preventing and reducing violence against NHS staff.
24 June 2022
Violence prevention and reduction standard
On 2 January 2021 NHS England and NHS Improvement published the first national Violence Prevention and Reduction Standard for NHS organisations.
4 January 2021
The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives launch the national #WorkWithoutFear campaign.
1 March 2022