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 features forewords from people including:

  • Dame Carol Black, Chair of the NHS Improvement Staff Health and Wellbeing Advisory Board
  • Louise Pratt, project lead for the NHS England and NHS Improvement Improving Health and Wellbeing Programme
  • Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive at NHS Employers and Deputy Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation.
  • Marisa Pickerill, Assistant Director of Employee Health and Wellbeing, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

The purpose of the guide is to help readers in local NHS organisations see the imperatives and facts of improving staff health alongside the wealth of resources that exist to help them take action. These include the eight key elements identified by NHS Employers as being key to support effective staff health and wellbeing.

Dr Steve Boorman CBE, employee health director at Empactis, is a leading authority on employee health in his own right. He was the independent review lead for the NHS Staff Health and Wellbeing Review a.k.a. the Boorman Review, which laid the foundations for much of the reform around NHS staff health that is still evolving today.

Dr Boorman commented: “It has never been as critical to improve how we care for our NHS carers as it is today. With demand and pressure on the NHS rising, ongoing budgetary constraints and a worrying recruitment gap, we must help every staff member to be healthy if they are to deliver good patient care, and if the NHS is to operate efficiently and meet its regulatory targets. Despite a vast amount of resource and help available, local organisations can find it hard to know where to start – that’s why we have developed this guide.”