At VetLed, we believe that looking after your team is paramount. Ultimately, a well cared for and supported team look after your business and improve the veterinary care that you provide.
We produce and promote campaigns that will improve the welfare of veterinary professionals and improve veterinary care in the UK and beyond.
The VetLed Civility Saves Lives campaign has been developed in collaboration with the Civility Saves Lives campaign set up by healthcare professionals Dr Chris Turner, Dr Joe Farmer, Dr Penny Hurst and Denise Guzdz.
As well as supporting and conducting research into civility in the veterinary profession, we seek to educate and train veterinary professionals about the science behind incivility in the workplace. We aim to raise awareness of the negative impact that incivility can have and provide immediately applicable tools to challenge incivility and provide real solutions for the whole team going forward.
“Civil work environments matter because they reduce errors, reduce stress and foster excellence.”
Civility Saves Lives Campaign
The VetLed HALT 2020 Campaign champions safe, efficient and effective veterinary care. HALT is an acronym that has been used in numerous contexts for decades. It serves as a simple tool that places the spotlight on some of the physical and mental elements commonly affecting wellbeing and performance:
H ungry and/or Thirsty
A nxious and/or Angry
L ate and/or Lonely
In 2018, with the support of Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, we pioneered the veterinary HALT campaign, providing free literature and tailored support to any practice wishing to partake.
As part of our ongoing focus on enhancing performance in practice, we have relaunched HALT for 2020 making our wide range of HALT materials available to all veterinary professionals nationwide. HALT is driven by our patient safety, human factors and strategic communications experts, with the aim of reinforcing the importance of physical and mental wellbeing within our profession.