Public Health England states NHS staff absence due to reduced health costs the NHS around £2.4bn a year. It is more important than ever that NHS workplaces become environments that enable staff to make choices that support positive wellbeing. The NHS depends on having a healthy and productive workforce to deliver high-quality patient care.NHS Employers alongside NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new Health and Wellbeing Framework for the NHS.The framework is an interactive document that makes a case for staff health and wellbeing, sets out clear, actionable steps and guides how organisations can plan and deliver a staff health and wellbeing plan.A diagnostic tool has been created to support the implementation of the framework and help organisations identify critical areas of focus when planning or improving a health and wellbeing programme.The framework focuses on:Organisational enablers – the essential leadership, structural, cultural building blocks for improving staff health and wellbeing. This includes leadership and management, data and communication and healthy working environments.Health interventions – the core health areas to focus support for staff, this has been informed by research on the leading causes of absence due to poor health from NHS organisations.There is no single answer for how NHS organisations can solve the challenge of improving staff health and wellbeing. While there is a lot of useful advice and guidance, this isn’t always accessible or easy for NHS organisations to use effectively.The Framework, supporting information and the Diagnostic Tool has been created to help people working in all NHS organisations plan and implement their approach for improving staff health and wellbeing.In a fast-changing healthcare environment, with a growing and ageing population, the task of ensuring that the workforce has the skills, knowledge and time to care is essential to future proofing the NHS and its ability to meet patients’ needs.The NHS Workforce Congress: A Framework for Health & Wellbeing will take you on an informative and current journey through the latest plans that have been set in place to overcome the current demand and challenges faced by the NHS workforce.Key event themes: The NHS Workforce Strategy FrameworkLeadership & Management developmentCulture ChangeOccupational HealthMental wellbeingDigital WorkforceOur events promote the power of networking, with 200 like-minded public-sector professionals in attendance our events will allow you to meet and engage with peers within your area of expertise from across the UK.Benefits of attending:Listen, learn and engage with industry leading speakers.Input directly to the discussions and panel debate sessions.Gain 8 CPD Points.Engage directly with over 200 of your peers from across the UK.Network with 10 thought leading commercial sector solution providers.All food and refreshments provided.Research sources: *The NHS Long Term Plan, *NHS