The NHS faces an extreme staffing shortage as well as rising demand. High absence levels not only exacerbate the problem but add unsustainable extra costs and put more pressure on over-stretched staff. Engaging, retaining and recruiting skilled and dedicated staff is vital if the NHS is to support patients, step up on preventative healthcare and deliver sustainable and effective services everywhere.
Supporting NHS staff to assure their physical, social and mental health and overall wellbeing has never been so critical. Reducing the cost, risk and impact of absence is a key element.
The need for change and the embracing of new ideas were firmly enshrined in the Long Term Plan, while there has also been huge central effort to empower NHS organisations to act on staff health. The NHS Workforce Health & Wellbeing Framework offers a rich source of support and tools to help individual organisations identify priorities for change around health leadership, data, working environment and health interventions.
Empactis can help NHS organisations to take concrete action around these priorities with a platform to transform engagement and help turn local vision into reality.