> Read the Frontline article on this CSP workplace campaign.
We know from members and CSP reps across the UK that workplace pressures are currently affecting them, whether in the NHS or elsewhere.
Members working in the NHS are struggling to cope with high workloads, reduced resources and support during these difficult times. The impact of constant change and reorganisation in the NHS is also taking its toll.
Rather than struggling alone, we want to get you thinking about what you can do to support each other – and to help find improvements that could alleviate these problems.
Stress-related illnesses account for about 30 per cent of NHS sickness absence."
This campaign is not just about staff. It will help patients too. NHS organisations that actively engage with staff to improve their health and wellbeing deliver higher levels of patient satisfaction.
Tackle workplace stress
Tipping point: stress in NHS staff: At a time when the NHS is under severe financial pressure, it’s no wonder that stress levels of hardworking frontline staff have increased.
Stressed out: some stress at work might help us meet a pressing deadline, for example, but too much can have disastrous consequences.
Come together: addressing work-related stress: Employers must work with NHS trade unions to address work-related stress, says Kim Sunley, staff side chair of the NHS Staff Council’s health, safety and wellbeing partnership group.
Managing pressures in practice: CSP professional adviser Gwyn Owen looks at how your professional standards could be helpful when you face potentially compromising pressures at work.
Do your patient notes in your proper hours: This year on the TUC-led Work Your Proper Hours Day the CSP is highlighting the importance of physiotherapy staff ensuring their notes are done during their proper hours.
Pinpoint the pressure campaign - gathering the evidence
As part of our 2017 workplace campaign we have produced a new resource pack to assist our reps to identify the causes of workplace stress and over-work.
The pack includes: a simple survey, instructions, a results form and templates on how best to share your findings with colleagues and your employer.