Health and wellbeing at the RFH

21 September 2015

Health and wellbeing daysOver 1000 members of staff attended four health and wellbeing days held at sites across the trust last week.

The fun and interactive events covered a wide range of topics and were designed to showcase the support available to staff in maintaining and improving health and wellbeing.

Health professionals, internal departments and external companies provided information stands and activities including back and shoulder massages, reiki, Tai Chi and table tennis. Healthy food and drink samples were available from local bakeries and there was also the opportunity for staff to receive a comprehensive free health check.

Advice was available on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, weight management, alcohol awareness, stopping smoking, coping with pressure and the benefits available to staff working at the Royal Free London.

See photos from the event.

Yemisi Oluyede, head of workforce health, diversity and equality, said: “Improving health and wellbeing is one of the trust’s key focuses and is part of our staff experience and enhancement plan for 2015-20. At the Royal Free London we have a wide range of occupational health support and advice for staff, along with additional benefits such as a cycle to work scheme and a confidential counselling and support provider.

"I was delighted to see so many staff at the health and wellbeing days and hope that the events encouraged staff to consider the support available to them through the trust in improving and maintaining their health and wellbeing”.

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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London.