Who is ‘For All Our Wellbeing?
We are an NHS ‘spin off’/ new Social Enterprise (Community Interest Company, limited by guarantee)
To improve the general health and wellbeing of staff, patients and local communities across the NHS and beyond and educate people to live healthier lives
To take a pro-active stance to Workplace Wellbeing, to positively impact patient care and health outcomes across communities.
To improve the health & wellbeing literacy of NHS staff and encourage individuals to be fitter and healthier.
To empower NHS Staff to become ambassadors for health with patients and within their communities.
To generate UK based NHS specific research and being an exemplar in Workplace Wellbeing
To develop models of wellbeing and share best practice with our partners across all London STP’s, and more broadly across the UK
To further realise Health as a Social Movement through the development and sustainment of communities amongst our service users, clients and visitors.
Why invest in Workplace Wellbeing?
Good levels of staff health, wellbeing and engagement can reap significant benefits for both staff and patients, including;
Improved patient safety:
Better staff wellbeing has been linked with such issues as reduced MRSA infection rates and lower standardised mortality figures.1 Conversely, the Keogh review of 14 NHS trusts found a correlation between high levels of patient mortality and high rates of sickness absence, particularly among doctors and nurses.2 Research has found that doctors who feel more engaged are significantly less likely to make mistakes, while a study of nursing practice similarly found that higher staff engagement was linked to improved patient safety.3
Improved patient experience:
As highlighted by Sir Robert Francis QC’s report into Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust, clear links were found between the wellbeing of the workforce and the quality of patient care given4. Patient satisfaction rates are higher and patient experience is better where the workforce is healthier.5,6
Over 80% of NHS staff themselves also believe that the state of their health and wellbeing affects patient care. Conversely, NHS organisations rated as having ‘poor’ staff health and wellbeing was found, on average, to be among the 25% worst performers on measures of patient satisfaction7.
Staff who achieve good standards of wellbeing are more committed, creative, productive, innovative, effective and provide better customer/patient satisfaction with a significantly reduced likelihood of making costly errors.8,9,10
It is also recognised that staff health and wellbeing is an important factor in sickness & absence, as well as recruitment and retention. Staff demonstrating good standards of wellbeing are far less likely to take time off sick or look for a job elsewhere11,12. All of this not only saves money, but offers the organisation an opportunity to sustain value-for-money services. 13
Want to work on your wellbeing? Find out what we can offer you!
Most of us could benefit from taking care of ourselves better, and almost all of us have some sort of health or wellbeing issue that we’ve been meaning to address, but that somehow, we never get round to. It might be that bit of extra weight you want to shift that’s a cause for concern, the fact that you’re not as fit as you used to be, or perhaps you want to make some real changes to your diet. Or maybe it’s something more serious such as sleep problems, stress, anxiety or relying on alcohol, smoking or drugs to get you through the day. No matter what you need support with, For All Our Wellbeing can help you make a tangible difference to your life.
For individuals, we have a wealth of information, tips and tricks on all sorts of wellbeing topics. And for organisations that want to take an active interest in the wellbeing of their staff, we can create bespoke programs designed with you and your employees in mind. With information tailored to your audience, including your own, personalised calendar of events, your organisation can foster a positive and healthy online community, and in turn, a healthy workforce. Contact us to discuss your needs and find out more about how we can help.
For All Our Wellbeing take a pragmatic and holistic approach to workplace wellbeing, having previously created a wellbeing community for staff across five hospitals in London – providing them with the information, motivation and support they need to take positive action on their health and wellbeing. We decided to offer this same service across the NHS through the Community Interest Company.
Sign up for our services and get support on helping your employees become happier and healthier. We can advise on a range of wellbeing issues, and even provide you with your own, personalised online portal to share with your staff. After all, wellbeing is all about connecting with others.
To find out how we can help your organisation, contact us for a free consultation.
Events and activities
There’s nothing like a bit of team spirit and support to get people motivated, which is why you can store and share your organisation’s events and activities here. Log in to your account to access events and activities, and if you’re not signed up yet, contact us to find out more about integrating For All Our Wellbeing into your workplace.
Boorman, S. NHS health and wellbeing review: Interim report & final reports. London. Department of Health. 2009
Keogh, B. Review into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England: Overview report. London. NHS England. 2013
Black, C. Why healthcare organisations must look after their staff. Nurse Management 2012; 19: 27-30
The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Enquiry. Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust Public Enquiry. London:TSO, 2013
Does NHS staff wellbeing affect patients’ experience of care? Nursing Times 2013; 109:16-17
Sergeant, J, Laws-Chapman, C,. Creating a positive workplace culture. Nurse Management 2012; 18: 14-19
Van Stalk, et al. NHS workforce health and wellbeing review: staff perception research. London: Department of Health 2009
Achor, S. The happiness Advantage: The seven principles that fuel success and performance at work. London: Random House 2011
Department of Health. Staff engagement insight: High engagement scores link to financial efficiencies in the NHS. London: Department of Health, 2010
New Economics Foundation (NEF). Wellbeing at work: A review of the literature. London: NEF 2014
CIPD. Managing for sustainable employee engagement: Guidance for employers and managers. London: CIPD, 2012
Like Minded. Improving mental health & wellbeing in North West London: Case for Change. London: Like Minded, 2015
PricewaterhouseCoopers. Building the case for wellness. London: PwC, 2008