Implementing NICE public health guidance for the workplace: a national organisational audit of NHS trusts in England – Royal College of Physicians – 2011

Posted on May 5, 2011. Filed under: Occupational Hlth Safety, Workforce | Tags: , |

Implementing NICE public health guidance for the workplace: a national organisational audit of NHS trusts in England – Royal College of Physicians – 2011

Extract from the Executive Summary

“This is the first national audit of implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance for the workplace in NHS trusts in England. The audit questions reflect evidence-based guidance from NICE covering:
• Managing long-term sickness absence and incapacity for work (PH19)1
• Promoting physical activity in the workplace (PH13)2
• Promoting mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working conditions (PH22)3
• Workplace interventions to promote smoking cessation (PH5)4
• Obesity: guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children (CG43)5
• Promoting and creating built or natural environments that encourage and support physical activity (PH8).6

In preparing its guidance, NICE found improved productivity was associated with effective management of long-term sickness absence and with smoking cessation. In addition there is a growing body of evidence that workers with health issues, such as obesity and depression, are less productive.”

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