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Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group

Company ethos or mission statement:

To enable people to improve their health and wellbeing so that they have less need for health and care services. When they do need care we will make sure services are safe and effective and delivered in a ways that improve people’s experiences and       outcomes.

A brief summary of why you have become a healthy workplace:

We are championing a new way of working that enables everyone, especially those who are frail or   vulnerable, to live the lives they want to the best of their abilities. This is called ‘Living Well, Pioneer for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’. It helps everyone to make better use of the skills and resources from health, social care and voluntary sector organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as well as from people and their communities. The focus will be on people, their stories, their needs and their     aspirations. We took over responsibility for commissioning services in April 2013, so this is our first Health Workplace award.

 

Plans/ Aims for next year:

This year we are planning ‘MOTs for staff’ where they can have a health check including cholesterol and blood pressure checks. We have recently set up a car sharing scheme which we aim to promote and  encourage further staff sign up to. We are also implementing a salary sacrifice scheme where staff can be supported to purchase bikes to increate physical activity. Our ‘Healthy workplace events calendar’ will continue. May is National Walking Month and we have sourced a number of  pedometers for staff to take part in a internal walking challenge. We are also planning to provide fruit for staff meetings which take place during lunchtimes. This is already provided at our Lunch and Learn sessions.

 

I am really delighted that we have won this award in our first year. It's really important that everyone who works in NHS Kernow is healthy, happy and feels safe and valued at work. This award demonstrates our commitment to ensuring NHS Kernow is a good and healthy place to work

- Joy Youart, Managing director
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