Empactis helps University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust manage Covid-19 pandemic absence and testing – a testimonial

Covid-19 pandemic absence Royal Stoke Hospital

Covid-19 pandemic absence management The sharp and significant rise in absence of healthcare staff has been a challenge shared by every NHS Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like many organisations, in early March 2020, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) began to see absences far higher than the norm among the 11,000 staff […]

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NHS Microsoft deal delivers so much more than just Microsoft Teams – it opens up a new future

Empactis microsoft MS365

This week has seen a landmark deal agreed and celebrated between the NHS and Microsoft. It represents so much more than agreeing a price for software. We believe it is a significant turning point that will see the NHS move quickly towards being a more digitally enabled and integrated organisation. The adoption of Microsoft 365, […]

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COVID-19 ethical guidelines from medical professional bodies ensure consensus to place fairness at the core for patients

COVID-19 ethical guidelines

The Royal College of Physicians, backed by an array of prestigious medical professional associations, has today published new guidelines around the Ethical dimensions of COVID-19 for front-line staff.    Dr Steve Boorman was one of many authoritative contributors, participating in his role as Chair of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine’s Ethics Committee, alongside experts from the Royal […]

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Managing people and business continuity in a coronavirus pandemic

Essential management advice to help organisations prepare to manage coronavirus employee absences The Government has now shared its plans and contingency considerations for the potential impact of a pandemic CoVID-19 coronavirus with the UK public and the world.   It may have huge personal significance for every citizen in Britain.  Yet there are also huge potential […]

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Empactis launches guide to help local NHS organisations “Make it happen” around Workforce Health & Wellbeing

New guide aims to help NHS Trusts take action around workforce health and maximise a powerful range of available resources Empactis is delighted to announce the launch of a new guide entitled “Improving NHS Workforce Health – Making it Happen” The new 20-page guide has received support from many senior NHS individuals and organisations, and […]

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Nursing Celebration at the Maudsley – a day to reflect on NHS staff wellbeing

Anyone with access to my diary would see that I enjoy speaking regularly at a diverse range of conferences. I find reaching different audiences rewarding and, whilst the topics are often overlapping, I maintain a discipline of refreshing material to try and keep the messages engaging. I had accepted an invitation to speak at an […]

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Supporting Nurses’ Mental Health – opening doors to improvement

Nurses mental health - a doorway

“Opening Doors – addressing the mental health of nurses and their patients” was the ambitious target of a webinar by C3 Collaborating for Health in which I participated this month.    C3 is an inspiring charity that I have written about before, which campaigns to raise awareness of causes of early death, disability and illness.   The webinar event was […]

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Relating NHS sickness absence rates to attendance data is a tough challenge

NHS staff absence management

I am always pleased to see that NHS Digital continuing to publish data openly on sickness absence rates across the NHS. The latest quarter’s data to the end of March 2019 has just been released. It is also excellent to see the narrative refers to the work my team did in reviewing NHS staff health […]

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Nurses health in the spotlight – new film encourages nurses towards healthier lifestyles

As a long-standing supporter and admirer of the C3 Collaborating for Health charity, I readily accepted an invitation this week to attend the launch of a new film dedicated to improving nurses’ health and helping them achieve healthier lifestyles. C3 campaigns tirelessly to reduce the global burden of disease that occurs due to adverse lifestyle […]

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Employee Engagement in the NHS

I was interested and pleased to see Rand Europe’s published research analysing data from NHS Healthy Workforce and Britain’s Healthiest Workplace surveys to understand employee engagement in the NHS. Rand is a respected and experienced organisation which has done much work over the years to help support understanding of NHS staff health and was one […]

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