During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen our workforce adapt quickly to the challenges they faced. We now need to strike a balance, as we learn to live and work with COVID-19, and manage any additional demands, including seasonal pressures and the backlogs created during the pandemic. The demands faced by the UHB over the next few years will be unlike anything we have ever faced before. To meet these we know that we need to do things differently and that we are completely dependent on our workforce being creative and innovative to deliver health and care in different ways, putting the person at the heart of all we do.
The People & Culture Plan is our opportunity to improve the experience of staff, to ensure the improvements we have made over recent years continue, and to confront the challenges which have arisen as a result of the pandemic and subsequent recovery period. It sets out the actions we will take over the next three years, with a clear focus on improving the wellbeing, inclusion, capability and engagement of our workforce.
Over the next few weeks and months work will start in earnest to meet these objectives, and we hope that you will feel real differences as a result. We want to hear your feedback though on what is working well and what needs further change so please don’t hesitate to contact our Workforce and OD team with your thoughts and views.