Health and Wellbeing Conversations

Health and Wellbeing Conversations

Implementation advice for NHS executives

In order to provide compassionate, safe and high-quality care, staff wellbeing is paramount. We cannot expect to look after others if we don’t look after ourselves and our teams. Using the analogy of a phone battery that drains and needs recharging is how I like to think about each aspect of wellbeing. We often are aware when our phone is on red and needs to be plugged in but how often do we do a battery check for our own personal reserves?

Dr Anna Baverstock, Consultant Paediatrician and Associate Director of Medical Education, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust