The Trust is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of its employees. We recognise that workplace stress is a health and safety issue and acknowledge the importance of identifying and reducing workplace pressures.

Within Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, the management of stress is an important part of the whole risk management agenda.


Definition of Stress

The Health and Safety Executive define stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed upon them at work”. This makes an important distinction between pressure, which can be a positive state of health if managed correctly and stress, which can be detrimental to health.

For the purpose of this document distinction is made between pressure (the input) and stress (the response or outcome of too much pressure).


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Steve Hill, Non Clinical Risk and Security Manager
Ratified by: Safety and Risk Committee
Date Ratified: December 2020
Date Issued: February 2022
Review Date: December 2023
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Steve Hill, Non Clinical Risk and Security Manager


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