Why Wellness Matters
Being at your best means...
🤝 Working together for patients
✌️ Respect and dignity
🤞 Commitment to care quality
🤲 Compassionate care
💪 Improvement of people’s lives
👍 Making everyone count
In order to be at your best you must start by putting your wellbeing first. Whatever your job role, whatever your status – we’re all affected and we’re all in this together.
Why wellbeing matters…
Without small steps to look after yourself – physical health needs start to accumulate. Mental health deteriorates. Medical errors occur. Standards of care drop. Job satisfaction falls. Compassion fatigue kicks in. Team morale suffers. Sick leave increases. And at worst, patients and even staff can die.
The tide is slowly turning as the royal colleges are now prioritising the wellbeing of their members. We’ve compiled examples below from some noteworthy sources that cover the many areas of wellbeing relevant to healthcare professionals.