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Health and care organisations say more action is needed on staff health and wellbeing

Staff across health and care are working under intense pressure and for many, it is taking a toll on their wellbeing

In response, a broad coalition of health and care organisations have come together to speak with one voice about the need to prioritise the emotional and physical wellbeing of health and care staff.

One of the most important things that the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted over the past year has been that the physical and emotional wellbeing of health and care staff, must be of equal priority to that of patients. This has not always been the case in the past for a number of reasons, including a narrow focus on performance and, sometimes, putting patients’ needs ahead of those of staff.