Wellbeing and health promotion

Personalising health benefits can cut costs

5 Mar 2014

Employers can drive down both absenteeism and insurance costs by tailoring health benefits packages to the needs of their employees,...

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Only half of NHS trusts have a mental wellbeing policy

28 Feb 2014

More than half (57%) of NHS trusts in England have a mental wellbeing policy in place to support their staff,...

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Economic case for health promotion

2 Feb 2014

While the cost effectiveness of some health interventions may take decades to emerge – for example, measures to tackle obesity...

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British Heart Foundation urges employers to boost wellbeing of their staff

31 Jan 2014

More than a quarter of the UK’s workforce have a health problem that has lasted longer than a year, according...

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EU told to use workplace to prevent chronic disease

7 Jan 2014

The European Union should increase its focus on the workplace as a setting for preventing chronic disease, according to the...

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Study surveys EAP providers for differences in practice

7 Jan 2014

A journal focusing on workplace behavioural health has produced a useful survey of 82 employee assistance programme (EAP) providers, giving...

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Employee health linked to performance

4 Jan 2014

Employers believe there is a clear link between employee health and organisational performance, a study has suggested – yet nearly...

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NHS staff flu vaccinations up one-third

2 Jan 2014

Almost one-third more front-line NHS staff had flu vaccinations during autumn 2013 compared with 2013, according to figures from Public...

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Cancer tops list of male critical illness claims

3 Dec 2013

Male-specific cancers such as prostate and testicular cancer accounted for more than a quarter (26%) of critical illness claims from...

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Good nutrition means employees are happier in their roles

2 Dec 2013

Employees who have a healthy approach to nutrition are more satisfied in their job and are less likely to suffer...

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Britons are underestimating their health risks

2 Dec 2013

Two-thirds of Britons are in denial about their health, believing they are in good or excellent health despite showing two...

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UK is a nation of stressed out “desk potatoes”, Bupa finds

29 Nov 2013

One in five UK workers is a sedentary "desk potato", according to a study by health insurer and healthcare provider...

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Volunteering improves wellbeing in older people

26 Nov 2013

Volunteering, helping others and attending sports or social clubs are good for the wellbeing of older workers and retirees, according...

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Call-back facility aids smoking cessation

25 Nov 2013

Telephone-based counselling for those seeking to quit smoking is most effective if there is a call-back facility from the counsellor,...

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Exercise programme can reduce neck pain

22 Nov 2013

An exercise programme focusing on muscle stretching and endurance training can help reduce the incidence of neck pain in office...

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