Tell us what helps you keep healthy and happy at work

Staying healthy and happy at work is important for everyone, but it is not always easy. The last two years have been difficult and we know more staff than ever are leaving the NHS, or thinking of doing so. 

We want to understand what keeps you healthy and happy at work, and what doesn’t, so that we can make changes that make working in the NHS a great place to be. This will help us attract, recruit and look after our staff so that they work well and develop thriving careers in the NHS.

We have held several events over the summer and still have spaces for the sessions coming up over the next few weeks that will provide an opportunity for people to share your thoughts and opinions on what keeps you happy and healthy at work. 

We need your help to understand:

  • What helps to keep people healthy and happy at work, so we can do more of it! 
  • Why people leave the NHS, so that we can take action to make work better. 

By taking part, you can help us develop a plan that will help us improve work, health and wellbeing across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (HIOW). 

Join us and share your views! 

We have planned several events, some open to all staff, and some for focused discussions around specific staff groups. You can book your place here.

Please find list of events below, with their times and dates:


Session 1

Session 2

Planning your retirement

17th August 11:00-12:00pm


Open group from staff across HIOW

17th August 2:30-3:30pm

18th August 7:30-8:30am




Open group from staff across HIOW

22nd August 10:00-11:00

22nd August 14:30 – 15:30

Open group from staff across HIOW

23rd August 14:00-15:00

24th August 11:00-12:00


What will the focus groups involve?

  • Each focus group will last one hour and will be held online – you can use your phone, a home or a work computer depending on your preference. 
  • You will be asked to reflect on your experience of working in the NHS and on why people stay, and why they leave.
  • These focus groups will be facilitated to create a safe space to discuss the things you love about your work, and what you don’t.

How will information be used?

  • During the discussions, notes will be taken on broad themes. 
  • At no point will individual names or identifiable characteristics be noted. 
  • All data will be held securely by Affinity Health at Work in compliance with UK Data Protection Laws and will only be shared in the reporting on this research.
  • All responses will be anonymous and only reported on in summaries with the responses of others. 
  • Your data will be combined with other participants' data to inform the HIOW Retention Plan and a summary report will be shared on this page in September 2022

Contact for further information

If you have any questions or would like more information about this project please contact:

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