3Case for workplace health Good Health is Good for BusinessGood work provides, income – keeping people out of poverty, is good for self esteem, social interaction, provides structure and keeps people active in mind and body.Health of working age people has consequences far beyond individual to family, children, workplace, wider community and economy.175 million working days lost to sickness absence at a cost £13 billion to economy1 million people report sick a weekDirect cost IB are £12.5 billion. There are 2.65 on IB – majority been there 5 years or more and more likely to die or retire than return to work.
4The Shape of things to come Globally, over 50% of deaths are due to :-Type 2 diabetes (obesity)-Cancer-Chronic respiratory disease-Cardiovascular disease.Three main risk factors (tobacco, physical inactivity, poor diet) promote these diseases.These risk factors provide a clear focus for business.What is the social and economic toll of chronic disease?
5Mental Health13.7 million days lost due to work-related mental health – stress, depression, anxiety – estimated cost £28.3 billion a year.NICE Guidance – November 2009Highlights how employers and employees can work in partnership to improve mental health and wellbeing, including prevention and early identification of problems.By following recommendations in NICE average organisations of 1000 can save estimated £250,000 a year in sickness absenteeism and increased performance.
6Key FactsEmployees who are physically active take 27% fewer days off sickOn average smokers take 4.4 days of sick than non-smokers25% sick days taken are as a result of stress16% of men compared to 6% women will die while of working agePoor nutrition = poor concentration in short term & a range of health problems in long term17million working days lost each year in UK due to alcohol
7Health of Men at WorkMen less likely than women to make use of other forms of primary care provision.More men in paid employment and twice as likely to work full time (14.1 million men, 7.8 women), men work more over time and retire later.Men develop many serious illness 10 – 15 years earlier than women.16% men compared to 6% women die while still of working age.Health improvement initiatives at work are effective at engaging men and are welcomed and valued by men.Delivering health improvement services in workplace would significantly improve male health in England.
8Role of workplaceMost employees spend around half waking hours in workplace during working week.How people travel to work, what they do, what they eat, how they feel and are treated at work will have an impact on health.Workplace can play key role in delivery of health interventions.
9Business Case Improved workplace health Improved corporate images Increased productivityIncreased staff moral and loyaltyReduced absenteeismReduced staff turnoverNetworking with other partnersAssistance in legislation complianceEconomic sense Invest £1 get £3 in return
11Bold and Ambitious The Strategic Challenges we face in Norfolk To enable fair and equal access to all services for all communities; especially for those living in rural areasTo shift high quality care closer to home from acute to community settingsFocus areas1.Lifestyle and Prevention2.Personalisation, independence and choice3.Right care,Right time,Right placeTo halt and reverse the increasing gap in health inequalities across specific health issues and communitiesTo design and commission world class healthcare services for the elderly and ageing population
12What we offer Business Workplace Health Programme NHS Health Checks Health TrainersIAPT
13Workplace Health Programme Norfolk’s Working WellConferenceBusiness breakfastsTraining workplace championsAccreditationMen’s HealthResearchWorkplace health information
14NHS Health ChecksWe are introducing NHS Health Checks for 40 – 74 year olds.The workplace offers a tremendous opportunity to work with employers.Commissioned support services to back up the Health Checks;Stopping smokingExercise ReferralLife4Life weight management programme
15Health Trainer Service Our health trainer service offer 1-1 lifestyle behaviour change to people and currently can work in business in Norwich, Thetford and Kings Lynn.
16IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) IAPT is a community mental health service designed to support people with common mental health problems either stay in work or back into work. It could support existing company counselling services or provide direct support for employees, saving thousands of days lost through sickness related work absence every year.