According to NHS Employers' annual survey for 2020, 44% of worker absences were caused by work-related stress.
The most common reasons for absence from the NHS are stress, anxiety, and other mental illnesses, which account for nearly 511,000 full days lost (NHS Digital Statistics, 2020).
So, how are healthcare leaders tackling workforce wellbeing to ensure that wards are not left understaffed, and patients receive the best quality care possible?
Back in February, we hosted our second virtual event of 2022, #NHE365 NHS Workforce. Which saw lots of healthcare professionals from across the health sector come together for a day of collaboration and sharing best practice.
Our fourth-panel discussion of the day focused on workforce mental wellbeing and how best NHS staff can be supported by healthcare leaders and organisations.
During this panel we were joined by Melanie Maughan, Wellbeing Manager, NHS Business Service Authority; Siven Rungien, Mental Health Legislation Manager, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Thomas Roberts, Clinical Exercise Therapist, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
If you would like to watch the full panel discussion click here.
Or if you would like to view our upcoming virtual events for 2022 click here.