Health and Wellbeing Framework and Diagnostic review

Closed 23 Mar 2020

Opened 28 Feb 2020


NHS England worked with 12 NHS organisations between 2016 and 2018 to create a diagnostic tool and accompanying NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework to help NHS organisations to self-assess, engage, plan and implement their own approach for improving staff health and wellbeing. This framework has been developed by NHS Employers, NHS England and NHS Improvement with support from an Expert Advisory Board and partners across the NHS, voluntary sector and government to bring best practice, research and insights together in one accessible place for the first time for NHS organisations.

The NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework (the Framework) is recommended by NHS England and NHS Improvement as the primary reference resource for organisations looking to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff, especially after identifying areas for improvement using the accompanying Diagnostic Tool. Since its launch in 2018 NHS Improvement has been working with 70 Trusts, as part of the Improving Health and Wellbeing programme, to use the diagnostic tool and guidance contained within the Framework. Many of these Trusts have seen moderate to significant improvements in staff experience and a range of other metrics including sickness absence rates.

You can find out more about the framework here.

In readiness for the publication of the NHS People Plan, the NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework and Diagnostic Tool are now under review and feedback is sought from all stakeholders including partner organisations, NHS providers, staff and Trade Unions partners.

If you would like to contribute, please fill out the questionnaire. Our aim is to publish a refreshed version of the Framework and Diagnostic Tool so that it is fit for purpose, with the latest evidence-based best practice and helps organisations to deliver on the priorities outlined in the NHS People Plan.

Thank you for your support and for taking the time to complete the survey.

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