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We are committed to supporting the Wellness of our staff in emergency medicine. But we want to doing things differently so we can better look after ourselves and each other. 'Doing' Wellness means creating innovations to support staff properly.

Marking events. Valuing staff

'Cakes of Gratitude'

On the last Thursday of the month the department is pleased to bring delicious, designer cupcakes to all the staff. It's a small gesture to acknowledge a massive effort. The team works hard around the clock. Cup Cake Thursday is a time to feel sweet about it.

'Loving Your Work'

Our staff work incredibly hard to look after patients and families. Whether you have been working with us for one year or twenty, we want you to know that we are big fans of your work. That is why every year on the anniversary of when you started working with us, we will say hi and thanks.

'You Got This'


We are delighted to welcome new staff to our team and want to extend a very warm welcome to all newcomers to our emergency medicine family. Which is why all new starters will receive a small gesture of our welcome.

'Come Back Soon'

Despite being a strong team in the ED, people will inevitably leave to move on to new adventures. We will always mark the departure of  our staff and acknowledge their hard work and service with a 'Come Back Soon' gift.

'Happy Parenting'


We are big family in emergency medicine and are delighted to welcome new arrivals in the homes of our staff. Whilst we are saddened that we will miss the company of staff going on maternity or paternity leave, that is eclipsed by the huge joy that comes from welcoming new babies. With the help from our friends at TREAT we are delighted to give maternity gifts to each other.

Message of the Month


The You Got This team will send out a digital Wellness message each month focused on a particular theme with updates on events or activities from the You Got This team. Message of the Month will also be posted online on the You Got This site.

Excellence Rewards 

We take good practice seriously which is why we advocate positive incident reporting - 'GREATix.'

You can read much more about Learning from Excellence here

Or read specifically about the concept of the GREATix here

Every month You Got This selects a GREATix at random and rewards the individual involved with treats to support Wellness such as vouchers for classes or wellbeing treats.

Listening to Staff. Taking Them Seriously

SPEaC Happy (HappyApp) collects feedback from staff about problems, frustrations or positive experiences as well as their work-related mood. These data are collected and collated electronically via a fixed or mobile device, allowing results to be reported on an ongoing, real-time basis. We then access and respond to share and celebrate success or to facilitate the resolution of problems.

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