Growing OH - Phase 2

NHS England and Improvement wants to grow the vision and its underpinning drivers together with key stakeholders.

The starting point was a series of engagement events in 2021 open to OH professionals, senior leaders, wider stakeholders and service users, which included employees and managers. This exciting programme of work started by building energy and momentum with the NHS OH community and wider stakeholders in the true spirit of co-design.

A survey of the OH community was conducted and a number of engagement events and focus groups arranged. The results of which are being used to inform the next steps. 

Growing OH Breakfast Clubs

Stakeholder involvement in developing the Growing OH Roadmap continued with a series of events in 2022. Stakeholders joined us at three free Breakfast Clubs to collaborate, develop, innovate and share learning. These were an essential part of the co-design of a 'blueprint' that informs the national five-year service improvement strategy and will be integral in developing the roadmap for the future of NHS Occupational Health services.

The 2022 Growing OH Breakfast Clubs were:

  • Growing the OH identity and impact 08.30 – 09.30, 27th January 2022
  • Recording 1 & Recording 2
  • Growing our OH people 08.30 – 09.30, 10th February 2022
  • Recording 1 & Recording 2
  • Growing our OH services 08.30 – 09.30, 24th February 2022
  • Recording 1 & Recording 2

Who attended the Growing OH Breakfast Clubs?

We have heard from OH professionals, our NHS people who use OH services, managers and leaders. They worked for an acute, community, mental health or ambulance trust or for an ICS, CSU or NHSEI.

What next?

We are continuing to engage around the development of the strategy for Growing Occupational Health in the NHS.