A campaign aimed at improving quality and safety by ensuring staff have all the information and tools they need to protect their health and wellbeing and flourish at work, has been launched at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) and other Bay Health and Care Partners (BHCP).
The ‘Big 5’ campaign is based on a similar staff campaign launched in other NHS trusts across the country and highlights the five areas that the Trust wants all staff to consciously think about each day to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The five areas the campaign focuses on are:
• Make sure you have the Right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Don’t forget to take a break
• Remember - it’s ok not to be ok
• Speak up
• Be kind The campaign will run from next week until early July and will share information, hints and tips and resources in each of the five areas.
Dr Shahedal Bari, Medical Director, UHMBT, said: “The passion and drive that our teams across our hospitals and in our community services display each day is always awe inspiring but in recent months, it has been at another level. Whilst we know this is the ‘can do’ attitude that makes our Trust and the wider NHS great, working in such intense and difficult circumstances as regularly as they are now can have an impact on their health and wellbeing.
“The ‘Big 5’ campaign contributes to our focus on quality and safety as it helps us ensure our staff feel their best and have all they need to do the best they can for our patients. It also fits perfectly with our Flourish campaign, which was launched back in 2016 to support teams across the Trust, as it allows us to share key information and advice to help promote good physical and mental health and wellbeing.
“The aim of the campaign isn’t to try to tell colleagues what to do or gloss over any challenges or issues they may be facing; it is to ensure that they know why each area is important, what support we are offering and how they can ask for help if they need it.”
You can read more about the campaign and its focus here