Supporting Staff Wellbeing

In order for our team of staff to provide the very best care to our patients it's important for us as a Practice to support their wellbeing where we can. This also links closely to one of our core values, Sustainability, where our work has the potential to impact not just on the environment but on wellbeing too. 

We are working towards being accredited by the Wellbeing Charter and implement a number of initiatives to try and support staff wellbeing, including: 

  • Developing and growing a staff wellbeing garden
  • Working with Fusion Leisure to support well being initiatives for staff
  • Holding health and well being weeks twice a year - these include opportunities to take part in yoga classes, on site massage, sessions on stress resilience and looking after yourself
  • Implementing a flexible working policy
  • Being a Disability Confident employer
  • Providing all new staff with water bottles, to promote drinking water regularly throughout the day
  • Focusing on kindness and compassion in the workplace - an example of this is what we did on World Kindness Day in 2019. We have a focus on World Kindness Day each year. 
  • Having a named whole-food plant-based diet champion on the team
  • Implementing a healthy snack policy for meetings
  • Holding regular shared lunch days
  • Promoting a Couch to 5k programme for staff 
  • Being a  Park Run Practice
  • Promoting local Fitness and Well Being offers to staff
  • Joining the Somerset Sports Partnership Active Workplace Scheme  (from January 2020)
  • Awarded Active Practice Charter Status - meaning we have demonstrated a commitment to actively promote physical health for all at the practice, patients and staff