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Health, Work and Wellbeing

Health, Work and Wellbeing: Improving Productivity, Improving Lives

Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Central London

Reducing absenteeism and improving the general health & wellbeing of NHS employees has become paramount at a time when many health services are under increasing strain to make widespread savings and efficiency improvements.

In the recent 'Health at Work: An Independent Review of Sickness Absence November 2011,' recommendations were made to bring public sector absense management services up to speed in order to reduce absenteeism, with the NHS becoming a leader in workforce efficiency. The review called for an Independent Assessment Service to be established, which would provide in-depth assessments to those on sick leave and support the NHS.

As well as maintaining the health and wellbeing of their own workforce, the NHS have the added pressure of developing effective health programmes that can be implemented, then monitored, across all public sector services.

With the changing role of 'Health and Wellbeing boards' soon to affect health services up and down the UK, Inside Government would like to invite you to attend Health, Work and Wellbeing: Improving Productivity, Improving Lives, taking place on Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Central London.


- Hear about the Health at Work review : An Independent Review of Sickness Absence report: Taking forward the recommendations
- Learn how to implement savings of approximately 100 million
- Understand the implications of the Healthy People, Healthy Lives White Paper and the establishment of new Health and Wellbeing Boards
- Network with NHS, social care, housing, environmental health, transport and leisure services to improve local public health
- Discuss how to work with local authorities to encourage public health improvements in the wider community
- Debate the new role of Health and Wellbeing Boards following the Healthy Lives, Healthy People White Paper


Special Keynote Address: Improving Health at Work in the UK
- Professor Dame Carol Black, UK National Director for Health and Work
Opening Keynote: The Health and Wellbeing at Work Report ? Where Do We Go From Here?
- Graeme Henderson, Head of Health and Work, Department of Health

Special Keynote: Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Workforce
- Jonathan Russell, Director for HR Policy, Department for Work and Pensions

Special Keynote: Good Public Health and a Strong Workforce: Strengthening the Link
- Professor Selena Gray, Professor of Public Health, UK Faculty of Public Health
Case Study: Managing the Wellbeing of an Ageing Workforce
- Janis McCulloch, HR Manager, North Warwickshire County Council

Case Study: Promoting Preventative Health Initiatives in the Workplace - Health at Work in Glasgow
- Lisa Buck, Health Improvement and Inequalities Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Afternoon Keynote: Improving the Health of the Workforce Through Public Health Initiatives: Health and Wellbeing Boards
- Yvonne Doyle, Regional Director of Public Health, NHS South of England

Bringing Occupational Health up to High Standard in the NHS and Beyond
- Dr Ursula Ferriday, Chair, NHS Health at Work Network and Head of Occupational Health, Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust

Case Study: Using Digital Technology to Improve Occupational Health
- Karen Swann, Head of Employee Health and Wellbeing, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Closing Keynote: Tackling Mental Health Issues and Stress in the Workplace
- Emma Mamo, Policy and Campaigns Officer, Mind

Chair?s Welcome Address
- Dr Gordon Parker, Consultant, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

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