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Healthier relationships, work & workplaces

Good work is good for us! It is also good for our patients and others we serve. How we feel about each other and how we get on with each other is a really important part of work.

We are all different - so all relationships have difficulties; this is no different at work. Misunderstandings and not being clear with each other as to what we want, and need can harm us all.

Since our 2018 staff survey and the launch of A Healthier Wales, it has become even more important for us to do whatever we can to improve how we work with each other. Where relationships are not valued, it harms care.

In full partnership with NHS, trade unions and Welsh Government experts and leaders across Wales, we have developed this very different approach called Healthier Working Relationships.

Healthier Working Relationships is about changing what’s expected of all of us in NHS Wales. We are all responsible for our relationships. Taking time to listen, recognise, value, know and like each other helps us bond. Better relationships means better care.

For more information on our Healthier Working Relationships approach, please click here.