Oxford Hospitals launch new website to improve staff wellbeing

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUHT) has launched a new website to help staff find the support they need to improve their wellbeing.  

The BOB ICS Staff Health and Wellbeing Hub (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West Integrated Care System) provides sections on a range of issues including talking therapies, career development, budgeting, lifestyle advice, and the latest discounts.  

The site provides a list of support for NHS staff nationally, as well as for those who live in the BOB catchment area, which includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Sussex. 

Special lanyards – containing QR codes – will also be distributed to staff so they can easily access the information via their smartphones.  

The BOB Health and Wellbeing Hub will work alongside Oxford University Hospital’s (OUH) newly updated Health and Wellbeing website to signpost staff – in the Oxford area – to services that can support with their physical, mental, and emotional recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Melanie Saunders, Senior Responsible Officer for the BOB ICS Staff Health & Wellbeing Hub, said: “We’re incredibly excited to launch this new website, which we hope will enable all NHS staff working across the BOB ICS to find out about the support available to them. The wellbeing of NHS staff is of paramount importance, particularly now, and this is just one of many positive steps being taken to care for our people.” 

Terry Roberts, Chief People Officer for OUH, said: “The wellbeing of our people is right at the top of our agenda right now, because of the extraordinary effort that they make every day to provide safe, compassionate care to our patients. 

“We hope that both these websites enable staff to quickly find the advice, support and information they need to maintain their wellbeing.” 

To access the BOB Health and Wellbeing website, click here.  

In other website-related news, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has launched a new website designed to help patients struggling with muscle and joint conditions.