Leading Well for Staff Health and Wellbeing in the NHS
Develop leadership skills that support staff mental and physical wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of NHS staff is essential to the quality of care provided to patients, service users and communities.
The Covid-19 pandemic placed unprecedented pressures on the health care workforce and is now compounding longstanding inequalities. Inadequate resourcing and chronic excessive workloads pre-date the pandemic, when stress, absenteeism and retention were already at very concerning levels.
Deepen your understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of your staff
The role of a manager and leader in protecting, supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of staff has never been more necessary and urgent. Even if many of the forces that undermine workforce health are beyond the gift of any individual to change or influence, there are still things that managers and leaders can do to create cultures of care that foster wellbeing and create better mental and physical health.
Learning from specialists in leadership and organisational development within the UK health and care sector, you’ll explore different leadership styles and reflect on how your personal style impacts on staff health and wellbeing.
Learn where to focus your attention as an effective leader
You’ll consider how physiological, structural, cultural, and individual interventions and needs can inform a leader’s approach to supporting staff wellbeing.
Referencing real-life case studies, you’ll be able to shape a more inclusive and equitable work environment.
Put your leadership and communication skills into action and develop a culture of care
You’ll finish this course by exploring emotional self-awareness and self-compassion as a foundation for effective leadership, learning how to foster team dynamics using open dialogues, problem-solving, and inquiry and advocacy.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Recognise the relationship you have to your own health and wellbeing as central to how you take up your leadership and relate to the health and wellbeing of others.
- Understand the role of un-acknowledged dynamics and systemic forces in shaping health outcomes for staff.
- Identify the various human needs that must be met in the workplace to support and promote staff health and wellbeing.
- Understand what effective action on staff health and wellbeing looks like.
- Recognise the skills and qualities central to leadership that is humane, compassionate and effective in the current context.
- Reflect on your own performance, capacity and skills as a manager and/or leader.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for current and aspiring leaders within the NHS. It’s suitable for those working in clinical and managerial contexts, as well as senior leaders, team leaders and managers.
Whilst the course is focused on NHS leaders, it may also be beneficials to leaders and managers working in related fields such as social care and the voluntary or community sectors.
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