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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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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Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham inspired audiences at the recent NHS Providers Conference

Manchester’s Central Convention Centre hosted the Annual NHS Providers conference recently. Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester gave a powerful speech describing the transformation in health and social care being aspired to in the Greater Manchester model. I remember Andy as the Health Secretary I delivered the 2009 Independent review of NHS staff health […]

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