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Health and well-being

“Staff who are empowered, engaged and well supported provide better patient care. We will therefore promote staff engagement, partnership working and the implementation of Dr Steve Boorman’s recommendations to improve staff health and wellbeing.”
White Paper. Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS. Department of Health. 2010. P40.

The health and well-being of NHS staff is essential for a happy, productive workforce that is able to efficiently handle the demands of our busy NHS.  These pages outline the Department of Health's work, as a result of Dr Boorman’s review into NHS staff health and well-being, including how each NHS organisation can improve its staff well-being and sickness absence figures.

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