NEW NICE Guidance on Workplace Health and Management
Date: 1 Jul 2015
Please find information - NICE published their Guidance on workplace health and management.
Below is a link to the news story, as well as a link to the Guidance itself. Reading the Guidance, there aren’t any surprises in there, but it does provide us with a useful reference point for our work.
"As a company BT puts the Health and Wellbeing of its employees extremely high on its list of priorities and at the Consumer Sales Call Centre in Truro we’re very pleased that our work in this area has been recognised by a gold award. Initiatives that we’ve spearheaded as a result of our involvement in the scheme have included workshops to encourage healthy eating and stopping smoking as well as promoting the use of our on-site gym. Working towards and achieving the Healthy Workplace Gold Award has been an extremely rewarding process. The assessment process has provided us with a framework to recognise the actions and activities that are already in place as well as to identify areas in which additional activity could take place"- Tracey Camps, BT Consumer Sales Truro.
“Public Health England South West is delighted to showcase the workplace wellbeing case studies from Cornwall and Isle of Scilly as exemplars of good practice in support of the: ‘Mental health toolkit for employers’, ‘Musculoskeletal health in the workplace’, ‘Reducing the risk of suicide: a preventative toolkit for employers’ and ‘Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention guide for employers’. Cornwall and Isle of Scilly has a long track record of leading the way in supporting local employers develop approaches that create healthy workplaces which meet the quality mark standards required to receive the prestigious ‘health and wellbeing in the workplace’ award.”
Professor Kevin Elliston, Deputy Director Health & Wellbeing South West