NHS Health & Well-being Improvement Framework

This document is designed to support decision makers on Boards in establishing a culture that promotes staff health and well-being.


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It sets the framework for improvement work that is needed in many organisations and across the regions.

Firstly, it sets out the scale of the current challenge and the levels of attainment that each region has stated they aspire to.

It then gives detailed information on service levels that are expected, accreditation that can be attained, and the metrics to enable measurement of progress towards these levels.

To help delivery, it signposts materials that will be useful for all aspects of the organisation to help achieve their goals; for instance HR Departments, Health and Well-being Leads and Occupational Health services. Crucially this information can be used by managers at all levels to help their staff attain high levels of health and well-being, both in and out of work.

Finally, it gives the crucial message to Boards that health and well-being services can be improved through formal procurement process. If services are procured by teams from multi-disciplinary providers and progress is continually monitored, the levels of success will be likely to be much higher, benefitting staff, patients and the organistaion, through improved delivery of high quality care.

Using this framework document will give all NHS organisations the power to increase the health and well being of their staff.

Healthy staff, better care for patients, Reallignment of Occupational Health Services to the NHS in England.

Published 29 July 2011