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Creating a better work-life balance – flexibility at work

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richard ebley
by richard ebley
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In our latest Twitter poll for this challenge, we asked you about shift patterns and what was most important to you. 61% of you said a stable shift pattern was most important with just over a quarter of you (27%) saying fewer nights and weekend shifts. Do you agree with this? Please have your say too by joining the conversation and adding your own idea. https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/status/1172436061701599233 We want to hear your views on flexibility at work as well as what we...

Andrew DHSC
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As I work 10 miles from home in an office setting it could save the trust money on fuel expenses when I Go out to carry out an assessment starting from home as opposed to from the office which could be in the opposite direction.

nannyG
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I find the knowledge that I am going to be working without any more than a couple of weeks' break at any point in time until retirement demoralising and daunting.  I appreciate the NHS offers career breaks, but these need to be approved and are unpaid.  I would really like to see an option for longer (perhaps 6-12 week) paid breaks every few years as a routine option for all staff.  I would happily take a pay cut to the value of this to know that I will have a good long break at some point...

Rohan Davidson
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Rohan Davidson

On Twitter we asked what factors cause you to prioritise work over your day-to-day life? 37% of you said organisational culture? Nearly a quarter said variable shift patterns or letting down colleagues. Do you agree with this? Would you have picked something different?  This is only a snippet, so please join the conversation and add your own idea! What kind of work life balance are you able to achieve now, and what prevents you from having the kind of work-life balance you’d like...

Andrew DHSC
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It would be great if managers even respected the variability in workload when a colleague is off - when we are already taking on extra to try to cover some of their workload. Asking us to do even more or criticising that as one person we cannot do the full work of 2 - is just totally demoralising.

Fiona Wood
by Fiona Wood
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Fiona Wood

- A good, capable managerial authority with prospective views that values the staffs as an asset but not the cost of the company - The autonomy to practice flexibility at work based on performance with no compromise of the well beings of any parties

Hoon Loi Chong
by Hoon Loi Chong
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Hoon Loi Chong

I work in a small team of four in a small acute trust.  Of course we're busy and inevitably life events happen which can affect a member of the team for a period of time.  This is when our resilience is really tested, and can chuck work-life balance out of the window for the team.  However, as we begin to work more as a system, we are looking at ways at being more resilient across organisations, and this is paying dividends.  For example, do all the service leads across all the different...

Katie Lister
by Katie Lister
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Katie Lister

I would like to work from home once a week or more.  All I need is a PC that connects to hospital systems and a phone.  I could do quite a bit of my work from home without interruptions and I think it would actually be more productive.  If this was done on a regular basis it would free up much needed desk space in the office for the part time/desk hopping staff or medial staff who are not in the office every day.

Debra Wilis
by Debra Wilis
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RTphysicist
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