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Healthy workplace, healthy you

Healthy workplace

The healthy workplace toolkits support you either as a health care employer, RCN workplace representative, employment agency or host organisation to create healthy working environments.


Healthy workplace toolkit

The healthy workplace toolkit is best used in partnership between employers and RCN trade union representatives. However, it is relevant to all health and social care employers across the UK, whether small or large; in the public or independent sector.

This toolkit is divided into five domains, work-life balance, dignity at work, health and safety at work, job design and learning and development in the workplace. Indicators under each of the five domains can be used to carry out a health check of your organisation and identify areas for improvement. The toolkit includes links to support when making improvements.



Healthy workplace toolkit for an agency workforce

The healthy workplace toolkit for an agency workforce provides a framework for employment agencies and host organisations to address the issues identified by the agency nursing workforce and provide a healthy and safe working environment for staff and the patients they care for. 

This toolkit also supports individual nursing staff carrying out agency work to meet their responsibilities to practise safely.

Case study

Watch a short film about how RCN rep Alex Scott at used the healthy workplace toolkit when he worked with staff and the new leadership team at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to transform what had previously been a poor workplace culture there.