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1 HEALTH AT WORK NETWORK STOCKTAKE 21 October 2014 Geoff Dessent Deputy Director, Health and Wellbeing

2 2 Working with business and industry – the Responsibility Deal Aims to create an environment that supports people to make informed, balanced choices and to help them lead healthier lives. A voluntary partnership between business, government and wider stakeholders, including public health and NGOs Opportunity for business and other organisations to lead the way in positively shaping the environment to improve health. Action on: Food, Alcohol, Physical activity and Health at Work

3 3 Health at work pledges RD launched March Since then ten collective pledges. H1 – Chronic Conditions Guides H2 – Occupational Health Standards H3 – Health and wellbeing reports H4 – Healthier staff restaurants H5 – Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health H6 – Staff Health Checks H7 – Mental Health and Wellbeing H8 – Young People in the Workplace H9 – Domestic Violence H10 – Construction and Civil Engineering Industries DH – Leading the nation’s health and care

4 4 Health at work network achievements: Over 460 partners 4 of the 5 most popular pledges SME Mentoring pilots Annual external stakeholder events Sector-specific pledge for construction Construction Partnership Forum DH – Leading the nation’s health and care

5 5 Analysis of annual updates, July 2014 We looked at: Partner sizes Partners’ employee numbers Reach of pledges

6 6 July 2014 analysis DH – Leading the nation’s health and care

7 7 July 2014 analysis – Employee numbers Micro – 66 Small – 1,588 Medium – 12,024 Large – 3,959,303

8 8 July 2014 Analysis H1 – Chronic Conditions H2 – OH Standards H3 – H&WB Reports H4 – Healthier staff restaurants H5 – Smoking Cessation H6 – Staff Health Checks H7 – Mental Health H8 – Young People H9 – Domestic Violence H10 – Construction

9 9 July 2014 Analysis H1 – Chronic Conditions H2 – OH Standards H3 – H&WB Reports H4 – Healthier staff restaurants H5 – Smoking Cessation H6 – Staff Health Checks H7 – Mental Health H8 – Young People H9 – Domestic Violence H10 – Construction

10 10 July 2014 Analysis Other information H3 pledge has most sign ups Also most popular amongst SMEs H2 pledge reaches most employees Also most popular amongst large organisations H8 pledge least popular in terms of sign up and employees reached

11 11 Future pledges DH – Leading the nation’s health and care Broadened H1 pledge to include unpaid carers Alcohol in the workplace Further sector-specific work Police and Fire services Higher education sector Railway industry

12 12 Feedback A large majority of partners agree: that the RD effectively taps into the potential for businesses and other organisations to improve public health that the RD has helped them to have conversations about improving public health within their organisations that the RD has given additional credibility to their company that it has been useful to be part of a network and learn from each other Partners also told us: there is a need for all key players to drive this work forward there is scope for greater support and direction for some partners DH – Leading the nation’s health and care

13 13 And now…. ……we look forward to hearing your views. Further information about the Health at work Network, including a full list of all the pledges and of partners can be found at network/ us at: Call us on: or DH – Leading the nation’s health and care


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