Board development masterclass: creating a culture to aid health and wellbeing

Thursday 16 May 2019 |1pm to 2pm 

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Looking after the health and wellbeing of your staff is paramount. A focus on staff health and wellbeing not only delivers benefits for your organisation, but ultimately for the patients in your care.

The NHS Long Term Plan, as well as the recently published Pearson Report both highlight board engagement in the health and wellbeing agenda as central to a trust’s ability to understand, deliver and sustain workforce health and wellbeing. A fully engaged board will ensure that health and wellbeing leads throughout the organisational structure have real and tangible support at the most senior level and will fully support the cultural shift required to make clear and sustainable improvements.

Our webinar is presented by Dame Carol Black and Paul Litchfield, both of whom are nationally recognised and highly respected experts in the field of staff health and wellbeing.

Dame Carol will set the scene by describing the growing understanding of the drivers of health and wellbeing in the workplace and relate this to the challenges faced by the NHS. Data from the last 5 years of Britain's Healthiest Workplace survey will also be presented with information that shows the value of board engagement. 

Paul Litchfield, Chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, will outline the links between staff wellbeing and business performance, drawing on published evidence and his own experiences as former chief medical officer for BT. He will describe a pragmatic approach that provides organisations with a simple but coherent method of addressing both the personal and the organisational drivers of wellbeing.

Who should attend?

  • Trust board members
  • Chief executive officers
  • Chief operating officers
  • Executive directors
  • Chairs
  • Non-executive directors


Professor Carol Black
Principal, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Expert Adviser of Health and Work, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Paul Litchfield
What Works Centre for Wellbeing