None of us has previously experienced anything like Covid-19. Our way of working and indeed our lives have changed so much, demanding that we adapt at a phenomenal pace. Some of these changes are good ones and to be celebrated. However, the events of the last year, combined with the difficulties faced by the NHS prior to this, have left many staff exhausted and working longer hours than ever before.

At AWP we have brought together this Trauma-Informed Care and Compassionate Leadership resource to help guide us in supporting staff through these extraordinary times. We have produced this leaflet to help executive teams lead the NHS to recover from the impact of Covid-19 by thinking critically – and in very practical ways - about the best approaches to support individuals, teams and leaders. We hope that you find it as useful as we have.

Dominic Hardisty, Chief Executive