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Simon Stevens announces major drive to improve health in NHS workplace

Date: 7 Sep 2015

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens kick started a major drive to improve the health and wellbeing of 1.3m health service staff, in a bid to benefit both staff and taxpayers.

Read the full report here:

http://www.england.nhs.uk/2015/09/02/nhs-workplace/

Physical Activity

Physical activity programmes at work have been found to reduce absenteeism by up to 20%: physically active workers take 27% fewer sick days. (Start Active, Stay Active)

Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

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