Leadership to promote a culture of safety at all levels
Some ideas that your team could try:
- Why staff wellbeing is important
Staff wellbeing incorporates various aspects of work and life. This can include home life, health, relationships with others, job and other activities. It is about staff feeling well and promoting a positive culture with joy in work.
Staff wellbeing affects how individuals operate at work. Lower levels of staff engagement are linked with lower-quality care, including safety, and burnout limits empathy — a crucial component of effective and person-centred care (IHI, 2017).
- Resources to support staff wellbeing
The section below provides more information that you can use to support your improvements.
IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work, Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
This white paper serves as a guide for healthcare organisations to consider joy at work and strategies to address issues.
National Wellbeing Hub.
This webpage will link you to ideas on how to stay well through advice, information and resources around caring for yourself, colleagues and carers.
National Trauma Training Programme, NHS National Education for Scotland.
This webpage offers access to the National Trauma Training Programme, aimed at all health and social care staff to create a trauma informed and trauma responsive workforce and service.
Staff Wellbeing Case Study. Maternity & Children Quality Improvement Collaborative (MCQIC) have developed a case study focusing on understanding the importance of staff wellbeing in creating a better workforce culture, sharing experiences and hearing about ongoing staff wellbeing initiative. This case study showcases a presentation by Dr Suzette Woodward, internationally respected patient safety expert, about what psychological safety is. For further details go to our webpage .......
Values Based Reflective Practice, NHS Education for Scotland: TURAS | Learn.
This training offers a structured method designed to help staff deliver the care they came into the service to provide. TURAS log in required.