NHS hospitals told to offer dance and fitness classes to staff – or else
NHS hospitals will have to offer their staff dance classes, yoga and Pilates or lose out on hundreds of millions of pounds.
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, says it is time for the health service to “practise what it preaches” by making its staff healthier to set an example to patients and cut sickness absence.
Responding to these comments Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers, said: “The health and wellbeing of staff are closely linked with the quality of patient care and patient outcomes.
“We welcome the increased profile the inclusion of staff well-being will have now that it is reflected in the CQUIN arrangements. We will continue to work in partnership with NHS England to support trusts and to improve the health of their staff.”