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Occupational and intellectual wellbeing

When we feed our minds with knowledge and enhance our skills, we create a life at work that we find meaningful, interesting and enriching.

By taking up opportunities to use our skills in different ways, and to develop personally and professionally, we can increase our feelings of self-worth and wellbeing.

The Trust provides opportunities for all our staff to learn and develop their skills while they work, and to think creatively with others about how we can grow in our roles and find meaning and satisfaction.

Grow within your role - Values Based Appraisals

Our annual appraisal conversation and regular reviews are a key opportunity to think about how we want to grow within our role.

Log into My Learning Hub on the Trust intranet to find self-guided learning modules to help you prepare for your appraisal conversation.

Click on the Values Based Appraisal link on the intranet home page for information on how Values Based Appraisals work at OUH.

Training and development

The Trust offers training and development in several areas, which can help increase skills and confidence in your role.

Visit My Learning Hub on the intranet to see training and development opportunities available in the Trust.

These can help you to feel more confident in your role and ensure you are up to date with the core skills that we all need to perform our roles well. You can also use My Learning Hub to record evidence of other activities you’ve undertaken to expand your knowledge and skills.

Coaching for all

All our people can access free confidential coaching to support your personal and professional development.

A coach is a thinking partner who can help you decide your next steps on a personal or professional development goal. They can support you to look at a challenge or situation differently, and help you think creatively about how to use your skills, and where they could take you next.

For more information on how to access coaching email:

Working from home

We have created some helpful guides for staff who are working from home:

Advice and tips on setting up your 'Home Office' (pdf, 641 KB)

Top tips while working from home (pdf, 474 KB)

Managing successful MS Teams meetings (pdf, 432 KB)

MS Teams fatigue - how to avoid virtual burnout (pdf, 429 KB)

Remote Working Policy

This Policy can be found on the OUH intranet, and covers working all/part of your week away from a main Trust location.

To apply, complete a risk assessment and remote working agreement with your line manager.

Flexible working

If you need to adjust your hours or way of working please speak to your line manager about options.

You can find the Special Leave Policy in the Human Resources section of the staff intranet.

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Last reviewed:24 February 2022