Practice Plus accreditation

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Practice Plus accreditation

The formal recognition that a particular NHS organisation has achieved the Improving Working Lives Standard (IWLS). Practice Plus (PP) requires evidence of a cultural change with good human resource (HR) practice across all staff grades, and continued commitment to delivering modern working practices throughout the workforce as part of the ongoing journey to deliver “world class” services, supported by “world class staff”. PP is based on the IWLSs, the key features of which are comprehensive standards for the implementation of modern workforce policies that balance the needs of the patient and services with the needs of staff. These standards are complemented by effective and contemporary communications to raise awareness, share good practice and promote modern flexible working practices up to retirement.

Practice Plus standards cover:
• Human Resource Management
• Equality and Diversity
• Healthy Working
• Tackling Violence Training
• Education and Development
• Childcare and support for carers
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North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, and the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, were awarded Practice Plus status under the NHS Improving Working Lives initiative.
The hospital has been awarded Practice Plus status under a national initiative called Improving Working Lives, which promotes best practice in supporting NHS staff.
'It is vital for hospitals like ours to be a good employer to recruit and retain the staff we need to provide the best possible services for patients, which is why we're so pleased to achieve Practice Plus status.'
The hospital has been awarded Practice Plus status under the Improving Working Lives scheme which promotes best practice in the NHS.