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The Positive Impacts of Staff Networks in the Workplace

In 2018, 35% of LGBTQ+ staff reported hiding their sexuality at work for fear of discrimination, according to Stonewall. Ian Adams, Director of Engagement at NHS Resolution shares some reflections on his experience as an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Champion and the positive impact staff networks are having at NHS Resolution.

What Constitutes a Good Clinical Audit and Feedback Cycle?

Clinical audit is a way to ensure healthcare is being provided in line with service standards and lets both care providers and patients know the service is doing well. John Grant-Casey is the Programme Manager - National Comparative Audit of Blood Transfusions at NHS Blood and Transplant. He shared with us what makes a good audit and why audits are a necessary aspect of improving patient experience.

Training Staff and Developing Team Culture to Improve Safety and Outcomes for Mothers

Midwives are being driven out of the NHS by understaffing and fears they cannot deliver safe care to women in the current system. Gemma Puckett, Head of Midwifery at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust shares the importance of developing positive workplace cultures to increase staff satisfaction and improve patient care.

Supporting NHS Staff Under Pressure and Promoting Team Wellbeing

In recent years NHS staff have faced unprecedented challenges and been under extreme pressure to deliver high-quality patient care consistently. In this video, Dr Olivia Donnelly, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Coach at North Bristol NHS Trust discusses how trusts can better support NHS staff working under pressure to build healthy working teams.

Implementing Preceptorship Programmes to Improve the Retention of New NHS Staff

In April 2021, there was a shortage of nearly 84,000 full-time equivalent staff across NHS England. Urgent action is required to tackle a vicious cycle of shortages and increased pressures on staff. Debbi Howard, Head of Clinical Education and Sarah Sumner, Clinical Director for Resuscitation, Simulation and Skills at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust discuss how preceptorship programmes can help improve staff retention in trusts.

Gender at Work: Women on NHS Boards, Working Towards 50:50

Fiona Edwards from the Surrey and Border Partnership NHS Foundation Trust spoke to us about the presence of women on NHS Boards.

Emergency Services Wellbeing: Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for NHS Frontline Workers

NHS staff have been under immense pressure, having a significant impact on the mental health of the workforce. Steve Lee, Head of Staff Health and Wellbeing at NHS England and NHS Improvement discussed the wellbeing services for NHS staff as well as the importance of having wellbeing conversations.

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Healthcare Workers during the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on our healthcare workers. Consequently, the workforce are struggling with their mental health. This case study examines this and suggests ways to help these workers.

NHS Workforce: A Better A&E, Design Solutions to Improve Patient Experience

Jack Cheatle, Associate at Pearson Lloyd Design Studio, spoke about using design solutions to improve patient experience and reduce violence towards staff, at the NHS Workforce Event: Recruitment, Retention and Wellbeing, 2021.

NHS Workforce: Developing a ‘Decision Resilient Workforce’

Paul Jennings, Network Director of the High-Intensity Network, spoke at NHS Workforce Event: Recruitment, Retention and Wellbeing, 2021.
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