|PROJECT TITLE||PROMOTING STAFF WELLBEING IN UK NHS AMBULANCE PERSONNEL (SWAP) – WHAT WORKS AND HOW CAN WE DO BETTER?|
|Funding body||Health Education England|
|Overarching aim||The overarching aim is to explore characteristics of successful employee mental wellbeing services within staff groupings in UK ambulance services and to understand how existing services could be improved.|
|Objectives||The objectives of this study are:
a. To determine the variation in rates of sickness absence across ambulance staff groupings.
b. To understand variation in UK ambulance service policies and strategies for staff wellbeing, focussing on specific mental wellbeing strategies and intervention, and suicide prevention strategies and interventions.
c. To understand the knowledge and perceptions of UK ambulance staff of wellbeing interventions available through their employer and informal support arrangements.
|Methods||Multimethods: analysis of ambulance staff sickness data, documentary analysis of ambulance wellbeing and sickness prevention initiatives, qualitative interviews of staff groups.|
|Outcomes||Recommendations: will be produced for the development of ambulance staff wellbeing services.|
Asghar Z, Wankhade P, Bell F, Sanderson K, Hird K, Phung VH, Siriwardena AN (2021). Trends, variations, and prediction of staff sickness absence rates among NHS ambulance services in England: a time series study. BMJ Open 0:e053885.
|Impact||We aim to create impact by using the findings to inform ambulance wellbeing services.|