Recommendation 1: NHS England and Improvement should mandate the publication of waitlist recovery plans by integrated care systems and trusts. These should clearly state how independent sector capacity will be used and usage data should be published at regular intervals.
Recommendation 2: NHS England and Improvement should devote resources to building ‘community diagnostic hubs’ to meet the diagnostic backlog outside of the hospital setting.
Recommendation 3: The General Medical Council should create an ‘NHS reserve list’ with healthcare professionals who are n
Organisations are more resilient when employee engagement is strong,
Hiring employees based on talent will help organisations thrive.
Changes in the employee experience may help retain your top talent.
Using psychological theory and research-based techniques, this session will demonstrate how to enhance recovery and build resilience for healthcare professionals.
In this interactive webinar, Dr Anne-Marie Doyle, consultant clinical psychologist and Dr Elizabeth Haxby, immediate Past President of the RSM Patient Safety Section, will offer strategies to protect the wellbeing of healthcare professionals by helping to anticipate and manage stress, recovery and build resilience.
When driving to work at the beginning of the pandemic, I felt a sense of worry and apprehension of what I would be faced with. As a critical care outreach nurse I never know what I may be faced with, but this has never bothered me. However, during the pandemic it did bother me. I worried how I could do my job; would I get sick and how would I navigate my way through the new ways of working?
Seeing the brightly coloured rainbows in people’s windows gave me some hope. I knew that the public were thinking of us; they knew the risks we were putting ourselves at and our families.
For a ti
The Flight Safety Foundation goal with this Seminar is to promote further globally the practical implementation of the concepts of system safety thinking, resilience and Safety II. There will be two sessions, one for each day, that will consist of briefings and a Q&A panel afterwards.
The following themes are suggested for briefings and discussions for the Seminar
1.The limits of only learning from unwanted events.
2. Individuals’ natural versus organisations’ consciously pursued resilience.
3. How the ancient evolutionary individual instincts for psychological safety affect
Over the last couple of weeks I have been engaging in one of my favourite pastimes – chatting. I realise this seems a little frivolous, but after the more formal ‘meetings’ of previous weeks, chatting seemed appropriate. There is a serious reason behind this, the impact of ‘emotional labour’.
Emotional labour is defined as “having to induce or suppress feeling in order to sustain the outward countenance that produces the proper state of mind in others”. Or, in layman’s terms, pretending you are OK. For my colleagues and clients across health and social care, and particularly for frontl
These interviews include:
Dr Julie Barker, GP, End of Life lead and member of Care Home cell. Clinical Design Authority clinical lead for Nottingham Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS)
Joanne Taplin, GP Partner – Abbey Medical Centre, Beeston, Nottinghamshire. GP team member working with NottsWest PCN Advance Care Planning Nurses.
Jane Borland, Care Home Manager Rathgar Care Home, Northamptonshire
Patient story (anonymous).
In this short video, Dr Donna Prosser discusses these questions below.
1. Healthcare workers are under extreme stress these days as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Can you share some insight about what they are dealing with right now? What are you hearing from the frontline?
2. What are some tips that hospitals can employ to mitigate some of this stress?
3. What are some ways that healthcare workers can better support each other at this time?
Ideas about resilient systems are now becoming better known in the healthcare community, but the most common question asked is “this is great but how do I put it into practice?” CARe QI provides the answers. The aim of CARe QI is to help people to apply the insights of resilient systems and ‘Safety II’ to the design, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement interventions.
It is a structured collection of information, tools, guidance and documents that helps you to develop interventions to strengthen system resilience and in turn improve quality and safety. In the handbook you
The importance of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is a subject of increased public awareness and governmental attention. The Department of Health advises that one in four people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives. Although a number of recent developments and initiatives have raised the profile of this crucial issue, employers are experiencing challenges in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace contains expert guidance for improving mental health and supporting those experien
The US observance of ’Groundhog Day‘ is more than just the annual emergence of Punxsutawney Phil – the rodent soothsayer who ceremoniously predicts the timing of the arrival of Spring. It is the name of a popular film that represents how the repetition of unwanted experiences can contribute to scepticism, callousness and burnout for the primary character – weatherman Phil. However, he emerges from the darkness by applying what he learns over time to arrive at a new brighter day.
Patient safety leaders are apt to feel like weatherman Phil. Repetitiveness – the feeling that something been