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31664856075_dfc221f5a6_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xWith 100,000 vacancies across trusts in England, trusts hope new initiatives will help them retain employees

What do ice lollies, Zumba classes, improvised comedy and tea trolleys have to do with saving the NHS? They are all being used to improve the workforce’s wellbeing, stress levels and work-life balance – and so, their employers hope, mitigate the health service’s escalating staffing crisis.

Across the NHS, employers are finally doing more to help staff deal with the stresses and strains of their jobs, such as long hours and shift patterns that disrupt family life and sleeping routines, and the increasingly intense demands of giving patients high-quality care.


The Guardian


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