Growing NHS OH&WB Together Has Landed! 

As part OH awareness week celebrations, NHS England launched the new national Growing OHWB Together strategy designed to grow our OHWB services, professionals, and practice in the NHS over the next five years.

Supporting our NHS People Plan and People Promise of ‘we are safe and healthy’, it sets out a united vision and areas for action that we can achieve together based on four strategic drivers:

  • Growing the strategic identity of OHWB
  • Growing our OHWB services across systems
  • Growing our OHWB people
  • Growing OHWB impact and evidence-based practice

This is an important moment for us as NHS OHWB professionals, as it:

  • Unites us as a multi-professional family supporting the health and wellbeing of our NHS people, to enable them to pass good care onto patients
  • Sets the national direction of travel for us as a profession, co-designed with us, and putting us in the driving seat to grow our services
  • Acts as a strategic lever to encourage investment and collaborative action in us as a community and the services we lead

The strategy will be available on the NHS England website shortly, and in the meantime NHS England have made available a ‘virtual goody bag’ of resources to help us all get going including:

Having united in the co-design of this strategy as an OHWB community - including a series of breakfast club events - now is the time to leverage the power that this brings us to grow our OHWB services, people and practice together. 

In the next video, Hilary Winch (Chair of the NHS Health at Work Network) talks about how the Growing OHWB Strategy helps develop services and people.

Share your feedback, practice and what excites you:

Please complete our post-event survey and give us your feedback on the event, the strategy, how itcan help you, your best practice, and anything else you’d like to share as we move forward into implementation phase. 

We’re still listening - so please continue to tweet your reflections using the hashtags #GrowingOHWB and #OurNHSPeople and follow our Twitter account @people_nhs for more news this week.

You can also share your best practice and tell us about what you already have underway locally by emailing the team at growing.ohwb@nhs.net