NHS Health and Well-being Review

The publication of the interim report of the Boorman Review on the 19th of August 2009 has highlighted a number of major issues within the NHS, many of which have relevance to the general working population.  For example, key public health initiatives to reduce smoking, alcohol consumption, reducing obesity and improving mental health and wellbeing are priorities for the NHS. What has made headlines within the media are the high levels of sickness absence in the NHS compared to other employers, but also reported were high levels of presenteeism, high levels of self-reported stress and a belief that managers do not take a positive interest in staff well-being.

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