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May 2021

Establishing a model of psychological support for staff with Carly Telford and Nicole Williams- Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT

Staff across our health and care system are experiencing significant pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has presented highly unfamiliar and challenging circumstances. In this session Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust share their experience of establishing a model of psychological support for staff, to respond to the pandemic in both the active and recovery phases.

The session will outline their stepped care model to support staff with varying levels of psychological need, delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of psychological support practitioners. The team will share some of their early evaluations of the services and how they are evolving and adapting the model as they learn more about the impact of Covid-19 on staff psychological wellbeing.

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Values based recruitment and retention with Carol Mitchell and Jez Ashdown, Skills for Care

Our values define us. They influence who we are, what we believe is important in life, the way we live and how we treat people. In the workplace they are guiding principles linked to behaviours that help people deliver exceptional care and support. Values are at the heart of good quality care and support, so it’s crucial to recruit people with the right values to work in health and care. Missing out this vital step could expose vulnerable people and place even more pressure on existing staff.

We also know that values-based recruitment can reduce absenteeism and improve workforce productivity. Having a workforce with the right values is even more important when the system is subjected to the pressures that Covid19 have put on the health and care sector.

This workshop will help attendees to understand the steps to using a values-based approach throughout their recruitment processes. It will also share examples of how adult social care employers have been using safe and rapid recruitment techniques during the pandemic.

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