Improving Working Lives

Improving Working Lives

A national programme for all NHS organisations which focuses on improving the work/life balance for staff through various initiatives (e.g., access to childcare, flexible working hours, training and development opportunities, and safety in the workplace). IWL aims to help all of the NHS to be a model employer: an organisation that is excellent to work for, one which values its staff and delivers outstanding services for patients.

Improving Working Lives initiatives
• Equality and diversity.
• Staff involvement and communication.
• Flexible working.
• Healthy workplace.
• Training and development.
• Flexible retirement, childcare and support for carers.
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The impact of Improving Working Lives (IWL) within the NHS has been significant across England.
Improving staff wellbeing has always been important to Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust and this new initiative is just one of the improving working lives schemes it has adopted.
It is a focus on the business case, not an increased legislative burden, that is the key to improving working lives.
The NHS has an initiative called Improving Working Lives and Good Hope has achieved 'practice plus' status for this, which is the highest status," says Andy.
North Cumbria's Primary Care Trusts have been awarded Improving Working Lives "Practice Plus" status.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, which is responsible for Ashington's Wansbeck Hospital, North Tyneside General and Hexham General, as been given the Improving Working Lives Practice Plus accreditation status by independent assessors.
The Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust has received the Improving Working Lives (IWL) Practice Plus award.
The hospital has been awarded Practice Plus status under a national initiative called Improving Working Lives, which promotes best practice in supporting NHS staff.
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust achieved the Practice Plus standard for the national Improving Working Lives initiative.
However, it did reach the other three, including a similar target to reach the majority of all life threatening call outs within eight minutes, financial management and improving working lives.
Hospital bosses are providing Childcare Vouchers as part of its Improving Working Lives commitment.
Northumbria Healthcare Trust, which runs health services in Northumberland and North Tyneside, has won Improving Working Lives Practice Plus accreditation.

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