Support for healthcare workers’ wellbeing

Posted on 23 June 2020 (Permalink)

An extract from a forthcoming report on learning from deaths across the 15 Academic Health Science Networks and Patient Safety Collaboratives has been made available, providing reflections on promoting staff wellbeing and some examples of good practice.

You can download the extract here.

The document also includes links to many useful resources and it has also been added to the patient safety COVID-19 pages on the AHSN Network website.

A new online package is available to support NHS staff and healthcare students with psychological wellbeing during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The package has been developed by Dr Holly Blake from the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with the University of Leicester.  It contains information, advice and tips on:

  • Psychologically safe work environments
  • Communication
  • Social stigma
  • Accessing social support
  • Self-care strategies
  • Rest, shift work, fatigue and sleep
  • Managing emotions during the pandemic