Workplace Behaviour Champions are locally-appointed advocates for positive working environments and workplace culture, within a department or trust.
They may be a doctor, midwife, nurse or member of the multidisciplinary team. Departments may have one champion or a diverse team of champions. Their exact remit will be determined locally but Question 2 "What does a Workplace Behaviour Champion do?" explores some of the things they might do in this role.
Not all trusts have someone in this role but increasing numbers do. Having a WPB champion, or a team of champions, in a department represents the commitment of the department to promoting good workplace behaviours and a recognition of its importance for both staff wellbeing and safe patient care.
In addition, the RCOG has a network of Regional Workplace Behaviour Champions. These champions are mainly aimed at helping trainees and non-training junior doctors. There is one in each School/deanery. They work closely with the local education and training boards and report to their regional School Board but are independent from any assessment process to ensure objectivity and externality.