Have your say in the England NHS occupational health review
Published: 22 April 2009
RCN members in England are being encouraged to participate in the NHS Health and Well-being Review which aims to investigate and improve the health of NHS staff. The RCN has been actively involved in shaping the review process from both an occupational health nursing and an individual members' perspective.
The review, which is lead by occupational health expert Dr Steve Boorman, seeks input from NHS staff in the following ways:
- responding to the call for evidence - the closing date is 18 May 2009
- participating in the staff survey (if you are an NHS member of staff)
- attending an event (workshops will be held in London on 09 June and in Manchester on 20 June).
The review is limited to the NHS in England and it is hoped that the outcomes will result in a series of recommendations to improve NHS-wide health and well-being later this year.
The aims of the review are:
- To gather evidence on the health of NHS staff, their health and well-being provision at work, and any barriers to effective human resource and management practices and occupational health service provision.
- To build a comprehensive evidence base of possible measures to improve health and well-being.
- To make practical recommendations which will allow effective improvements across the NHS.
Read more on the NHS Health and Wellbeing website.
Complete the Health and Wellbeing survey.