NHS staff health and wellbeing

Helping you to look after the health and wellbeing of your staff and contribute to the delivery of quality patient care.
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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 and productivity. All these factors result in higher quality patient care.

Developing a sustainable health and wellbeing approach needs strong and clear leadership, supported by a solid strategy underpinned by a proactive and engaged approach.

In November 2021, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) launched a redesigned version of the NHS health and wellbeing framework. NHSEI worked closely with the SPF’s Workforce Issues Group on the redesign. The framework helps organisations identify the health and wellbeing needs of staff, plan and deliver appropriate support and interventions, and evaluate their impact.