Staff wellbeing, education and training
King’s Health Partners has, and continues, to support the response to COVID-19 by creating and sharing staff health and wellbeing materials, developing online educational resources and creating virtual spaces to share learning on how to manage patients with COVID-19.
Supporting staff wellbeing
Throughout the pandemic we have emphasised the importance of staff health and wellbeing, and supported our partners’ response in the following ways:
- Helping create places where staff can take time to rest and decompress, known as wellbeing hubs or rest and recharge zones.
- Promoting materials developed nationally and internationally to support COVID-19 staff health and wellbeing, such as websites offering psychological support and advice to frontline medical staff.
- Developing materials to support staff mental and physical health, such as a poster outlining six tips for maintaining good mental wellbeing and resilience, which we created in collaboration with Health Innovation Network.
- Recording guided mediation sessions to support staff, students and the local community in their mindfulness learning and practice, known as Mindfulness For All.
Developing materials for staff to help them provide the best possible care for patients
To offer targeted support for the tangible changes affecting staff during the pandemic we have rapidly developed new education and training materials, including:
- Working with nursing colleagues to develop unique resources for quick look guides non-critical care staff asked to move from their normal working environments into critical care.
- Creating a new area on our Learning Hub, dedicated to COVID-19 resources. This space provides the latest resources and information available to support staff to deliver the best patient care.
- Promoting the London Transformation and Learning Collaborative free, open access training portal for healthcare professionals working in or being redeployed to work in critical care.