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Advancing Safer Nights For Health & Social Care Staff.

Health & social care staff provide round-the-clock care to patients, but the difficulties of working night shifts have significant implications on well-being and quality of life. Working nights impacts all areas of life, primarily affecting Health, Family and social life.

Some of the reported health effects from shift work include:

Fatigue & Sleep disorders

Fatigue & Sleep disorders

Ill Mental Health

Ill Mental

Health

Obesity

Obesity

Impact on

Reproduction

Health

Impact on

Reproduction

Health

Cardio

vascular

disease

Cardio

vascular

disease

Increased

Incidence of

Cancer

Increased Incidence of

Cancer

Type 2

Diabetes

Type 2

Diabetes

Digestive

Disorders

Digestive

Disorders

We are here to help those who work at Night & Day...

Provide online & offline advice and education

Support research & development in sleep science

Supply Exclusive access to the SAFER Programme

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Develop organisational resources to manage night shift work

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Continuously advocating for positive change for staff in the health & social care sector

Most Staff get only 5 Hours of Sleep out of 24 Hours.

We are on a mission to raise awareness and drive change through education & research on the impact of sleep and fatigue on those who work night shifts. 


 

Fatigue is a state of persistent tiredness or exhaustion that can result from physical, mental, or emotional factors. It is a common experience and can manifest in various ways, through the body and mind impacting performance but also patient safety.

By addressing fatigue through a combination of organizational policies, education, and individual well-being initiatives, healthcare facilities can work towards minimizing the impact of fatigue on patient care and promoting a safer and more effective healthcare environment.

In a survey of Nurses and Midwives, 45% reported they had near misses or incidents where fatigue was a factor

Night Workers are 20% more likely to have an RTA, of which 50% are fatal.

We have all seen signs on the motorway saying ‘ Tiredness kills’, and the role of fatigue in road traffic accidents is considered to be largely under-reported. Therefore we see it crucial to work towards making it safer for staff to travel to and from work in the “quiet hours”.

16+ hours of wakefulness is equivalent to being over the UK national limit for alcohol.

Charity Forged by Tragedy

In July 2015 Jenny Foote was tragically murdered by a mental health service user whilst providing waking night social care support for people with mental health problems.


Everyone touched by Jenny’s murder wanted to do more to improve the skill set, safety and value of those who undertake this essential work and in extension to all the night workers in the Health and Social Care sector.

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