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Employers would be wise to be clear on drinking cultures

The gap between the amount of alcohol consumed by men and women has all but now closed, research has suggested.

Stress tops the agenda again – new figures show it’s hitting UK employers harder than ever (News Release: 02-Nov)

'Workplace Wellbeing' is the key theme for today’s National Stress Awareness Day, which arrives just as stress is identified as the leading cause of long term sickness absence in the CIPD's annual absence survey published yesterday.

New Sickness Absence Management handbook available for employers

Trident Medical Services (TMS) has today launched a new Sickness Absence Management guide  with up-to-date advice, statistics and case examples on how to manage staff absence due to sickness.

employers can play an important role in encouraging people to become “everyday athletes”

Being an “everyday athlete” doesn’t mean having to be as good as an Olympian

As we bask in the glow of the record medal haul by Team GB at the Rio Olympics, research has suggested that, just by promoting a few small lifestyle changes, employers can play an important role in encouraging people to become “everyday athletes”.

Our Paralympians may be inspiring, but working with a disability is anything but easy

We may marvel at the prowess and skills of our Paralympic champions in Rio, yet for many people with disabilities or health issues, the biggest challenge is just managing to hold down and stay in employment.

Employers need to think carefully how they manage e-cigarettes in the workplace

This month (October) is “Stoptober”, when many employees will turn to e-cigarettes as a way to help them quit. But whether or not to allow “vaping” in the workplace can be a tricky issue for employers.

‘Wearables’ can help health and wellbeing, but employers must tread carefully

Wearable technologies such as FitBit can help to promote health and wellbeing and more active lifestyles, but employers should be wary about giving them out as a workplace “perk”.

Nearly half of UK adults live, and work, with chronic pain

Almost half of adults in the UK, some 28 million people, live with chronic pain, researchers have argued. But what is it that makes some people carrying on struggling into work against the odds, and others quickly to decide it is all too much?

Is government’s childhood obesity plan just storing up problems for the workplace?

The government’s latest plan for tackling childhood obesity have been roundly criticised by health experts as pulling its punches and not going far enough. So will employers be clearing up the mess in years to come?

BHWA's new infor service on Health at Work

Unique ‘one-stop’ resource on workplace health joins in [NEWS RELEASE 5 JUL]

  • 4-10 July is national ‘Health Information Week’ (#hiw2016). This year, newly launched initiative, the Better Health at Work Alliance (BHWA), throws itself into the mix.
  • The enterprise has received immediate support and recognition from peers and employers alike.

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Game Changer

The Alliance has huge potential to simplify Occupational Health for employers and providers alike. Therapy Direct Healthcare now has a greater opportunity to help with physiotherapy and MSK services throughout the OH Arena.  We think the BHWA can be a game changer in our industry.

Ross Tomkins, Clinical Director, Therapy Direct Healthcare
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This has got to be good news

We’re really pleased to be part of this important new initiative. The health of workforce has never been more important than now and so an initiative which helps make health and wellbeing services more accessible has got to be good news. We look forward to working with BHWA and promoting these important services to employers.

Paul Guy, PayPlan
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Forward Thinking

As the CEO of Medigold Health, I am delighted we are Founding Members of BHWA. I believe a forward-thinking initiative like this is long overdue in the health and wellbeing at work sector, which is sometimes guilty of being too inert.

As pioneers in occupational health, we are excited to be part of an alliance which is at the forefront of championing and developing our industry via the specialists, organisations and individuals that work within it.

I am personally a firm believer in collaboration being the key to success ultimately, people learn from people.  This principle underpins many of the features of BHWA’s offering and this shared ethos is what first attracted us to contributing.

Alex Goldsmith, CEO, Medigold Health
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Perfect Vehicle to Help

We're excited to work with BHWA as we believe that more can be done by employers to engage with their staff and promote wellness at work. 

BHWA is the perfect vehicle to help and encourage employers to introduce health and fitness initiatives to help reduce absence and ultimately increase productivity

Paul Healey, Managing Director
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Worth making time for

This initiative is worth making time for. It will encompass a superb blend of specialists, underpinning every essential to modern and progressive workplace health. As working environments now demand so much more from us all, it’s excellent to have effective solutions made readily available, providing Employers with access to so many ideas to help them thrive and stay competitive.

We’re happy to share our expertise and proud to be Founders. I’m looking forward to being part of an enjoyable community and building many strong and lasting working partnerships.

Mark Braithwaite, Managing director, Gipping Occupational Health
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Proud to be a founding member!

We must always work hard to understand the changes our clients are going through and the challenges they face. BHWA will link employers with providers to support that journey. We’re proud to be a founding member of the Alliance, which will bring together the many different disciplines involved in OH and wellbeing, promote OH to both small and large employers and help us bring more innovation to the field.

Eamonn Swanton, Chief Executive, Heales Medical
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Enhancing awareness of workplace health

The BHWA is a great initiative. We look forward to working with fellow experts and organisations to enhance the awareness of workplace ergonomics and its ability to significantly improve the performance and health of businesses and their staff

Clyde Crawford, Director, Ergability
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Essential practical resources that support customers and experts alike

We're proud to support the BHWA's mission to provide essential practical resources that support customers and experts alike. By pioneering this venture, which is the broadest if its kind to date, the resulting sharing of information and opportunities to network will open up a new world of communication which is vehemently needed - in a space which we might not otherwise have.

Maygen Carruthers, Medgate UK – Founder member
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Exciting Initiative

As soon as we knew of this exciting initiative, we wanted to get involved.  There is a growing understanding that cognitive health determines what work we can do and for how long. Sharing our expertise and knowledge through the BHWA platform is a great way to help everyone make informed decisions.

John Picken, MD Cantab Corporate Health – Founder Member
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A ‘Must’ in today’s fast pace working environment

Caer Health are delighted to be a founding member of the BHWA, bringing workplace health specialists together to support those that need it is a must in today’s fast pace working environment.

Expert collaboration is only going to improve quality and service delivery, so having all this knowledge in one place just makes access to advice simple.

Neil Hill, MD, Caer Health Services