Let's focus on flex

Work Life Flex

Flexible working is one of the elements in our NHS People Promise and it can make a big difference in improving our experience in the workplace.

The NHS defines flexible working as ‘an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when, where and how we work’. 

Flexible working is important, contributing to people’s mental health, wellbeing and engagement in their role. Flexible working should become ‘simply how we work’ in the NHS.

What is Mersey Care doing about flexible working?

At Mersey Care, we want to take steps towards making the NHS People Plan commitments a reality. Our aim is to ensure that we have a common understanding about flexible working, and the need to achieve a fair and equitable practice.

We know from our NHS Staff Survey results (2022) that many people feel unsatisfied with our flexible working options and others feel that there is a lack of balance between their work and life commitments.

We have listened to your feedback and on Wednesday 4 October, Mersey Care will launch Work, Life, Flex - which is your opportunity to have your say about flexible working.

How to take part

We want to reach as many of our Mersey Care colleagues as possible to talk about flexible working. You can share your views in our online survey (launching on the 4 October), join the Big Conversation, or email our People Promise Manager Eva.Wan@merseycare.nhs.uk with suggestions on where the Work, Life, Flex roadshow should head to next.