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NHS launches involvement pack to raise standards of healthcare

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article NHS launches involvement pack to raise standards of healthcareOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today The NHS is launching a ‘staff involvement resource pack’ after studiesproved that employee input into decision-making improves patient care. The pack, developed by the NHS HR directorate in partnership with NHSstakeholders, outlines the benefits of employee involvement, along with methodsof developing staff participation. Andrew Foster, director of HR at the NHS, said research shows there is asignificant relationship between staff who have a part to play in workplacedecisions, and lower standards of patient mortality. “Staff who feel their voice is heard deliver improved standards of careas they become more emotionally engaged and committed to their role,” saidFoster. “The best NHS organisations have the confidence to devolve powerto those on the ground and truly involve their staff. “The releasing of talent leads to the development of effective teams,from all sections of the workforce, that can contribute to the redesign ofpatient services and the improvement of patient care.” Foster said the NHS is changing and improving, but he would now like to seea partnership culture develop that involves employees to ensure the patientcomes first. The pack will be distributed to all chief executives and HR managers acrossthe UK, and is also available on the web. www.doh.gov.uklast_img read more