In tune with staff wellbeing
One NHS trust has introduced a range of initiatives to improve staff health, and the work has earned it a special NHS accreditation. Sarah Wray reports.
You may be familiar with staff working in harmony, but how about in a choir? It is just one of the approaches that an NHS trust has used to improve the health of its employees. This work has resulted in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) achieving a Staying Healthy at Work (SHaW) accreditation.
The SHaW programme, supported by the charity Business in the Community and the Department of Health-funded programme Active Workplaces, aims to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of employees in all sectors across the east of England.
Using a ten-point framework created for the SHaW scheme, the NNUH health and wellbeing team developed a year-long action plan for improving staff wellbeing.
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