Work-life Balance and Careers in NHS Nursing and Midwifery

  The Employment Research Institute worked on this project to identify how the NHS could improve recruitment and retention through the development of work-life balance practices, achieving equality of access to career progression for the staff who make use of those policies. The findings were used to help develop and implement policies and practices to improve the effectiveness of work-life balance policies across sectors. The project was delivered in partnership with Lothian University Hospitals NHS Division, Royal College of Nursing (Scotland), Napier University School of Nursing, and Napier's Lifelong Learning Services. Publications: Wise, S. (2005) 'Professionalism and Long Working Hours in NHS Nursing' 23rd Annual International Labour Process Conference, Strathclyde University, 21st - 23rd March 2005. Presentation and Findings. Wise, S. (2004) 'Multiple Segregation in Nursing Careers: Causes and Consequences' WES04 Conference, UMIST, Manchester, 1st - 3rd September 2004. Presentation. Wise, S. (2004) 'Other People's Families: Tensions at work in the NHS', CRFR International Research Conference, Edinburgh University, 30th June - 2nd July 2004. Paper and Presentation. Wise, S. (2003) 'Reconciling Career and Family Life in NHS Nursing and Midwifery: Dilemmas in Ward Management', Dilemmas in Human Services 7th International Research Conference, Staffordshire University, September 2003. Paper.

  • Start Date:

    1 January 2003

  • End Date:

    1 September 2004

  • Activity Type:

    Research