result of stress in the workplace and that the proportion of staff suffering from stress is increasing.
Even before the pandemic, the 2019 UK WHELM study showed that 67% of midwives faced work-related burnout, and over 66% had thought about leaving in the last six months, not to mention those suffering anxiety, stress and depression at rates much higher than the national norm.
"Nurses and midwives are deeply engaged in the work they do and strongly motivated to make a positive difference to the lives of patients and their families....[but] the growing risk of mental health problems and work-related stress faced by nurses and midwives has serious implications for retention, sickness absenteeism and presenteeism, and the quality of patient care."
"The growing risk of mental health problems and work-related stress faced by nurses and midwives has serious implications for retention, sickness absenteeism and presenteeism, and the quality of patient care."
"It was really important to us to create one team; to provide a way for staff voices to be heard; and to recognise and reward Quality Improvement ideas. We wanted to empower our staff, and we wanted them to feel that they have the option of speaking up no matter what their role. ImproveWell has helped us achieve all this.The board is very committed and is definitely looking to roll out ImproveWell within other areas of the Trust because of the positive improvements we've been able to demonstrate within maternity services."
ImproveWell gives staff a stronger voice: 85% of users of ImproveWell felt it empowered them to implement ideas for change.
ImproveWell helps to prioritise improvement initiatives: Staff have reported that improvements and changes were implemented at a quicker rate than before ImproveWell. Through ImproveWell, ideas get recognised and actioned.
ImproveWell positively affects patient safety and experience, efficiencies and cost savings: The ideas suggested by staff have improved patient safety, increased efficiency, released more time for patient care, and have made significant financial savings for the Trust.
Giving everyone a voice, ImproveWell makes it simple for organisations to capture continuous, real-time insight from the frontline to improve staff experience and the quality of patient care.
Understand what matters and see where improvements are needed with swift and straightforward survey creation.
Detect trends or pressure points; enable data-driven decisions; measure change; and publish reports to close the feedback loop.