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Improving your work and well-being

Is there something that would improve your work and well-being? You could use your appraisal to discuss these ideas.

There are many ways in which the Trust can support you at work. 

Display screen equipment (DSE) assessment

Since your last appraisal you may require a DSE assessment as your work station might need adjustment. For example, you may require a more suitable keyboard or headphones.

Staff network groups

There are a number of staff network groups that provide confidential advice and support for all staff. Please see the staff networks information on the Trust intranet to find out more. Please note, this link is only accessible when logged into the Trust network.

Change in circumstances

If your circumstances have changed since your last appraisal, the Trust would like to know about this. We can ensure you receive the right support or reasonable adjustments to do your role.

For example:

  • you might now be aware of a disability or long-term health condition (see information below)
  • you may require further support with a learning style, such as dyslexia
  • you may wish to discuss a change to your work pattern to support your work-life balance


You can log a disability by logging into ESR self-service and changing your disability status "Yes."

This can include any physical or mental health condition which requires ongoing treatment for 12 months or more.

To access your ESR portal account, please follow the guidance on our Trust intranet site. Please note, this link is only accessible when logged into the Trust network.

If you have any queries or issues with your ESR portal, please email the HR Systems Team.

You can also get in touch with the Inclusion and Well-being Team about your disability or long-term health condition, including mental health and neurodiversity.

Inclusion and well-being

The Trust has a range of inclusion and well-being resources available on the COVID-19 micro-site for staff.

The team can give you give advice on how the Trust can support you, including workplace adjustments, the process for contacting access to work to discuss any training concerning disability awareness, or any other related matter.

Menopause Support and passport

The Trust is committed to the wellbeing of our staff and want to ensure all staff are aware of support that is available. This includes women who will go through the menopause, as well as men who may experience the andropause, or support women both at work and in their personal lives. For more resources please see the intranet.

The menopause passport has been designed to give staff the confidence and the opportunity to discuss how the menopause is impacting them at work. It also gives managers an opportunity to ask questions and for the correct support and adjustments to be put in place. The passport should be signed by both the staff member and the manager to acknowledge they both agree to the adjustments.

The menopause passport can follow a member of staff between roles in the Trust, stay valid when managers change and should be updated when necessary, to review if the staff member’s needs or the role has changed.

Last reviewed: 10 May 2023