Work and Health

We presented our work and health approach at the National Public Health England Conference, stressing the need for co-ordination of organisations.  We stressed that an unhealthy workforce slows the economy

  • lost productivity,
  • reduces income tax receipts,
  • increases in long-term sickness
  • and increases healthcare costs.

Whenever an out-of-work claimant moves into a job at the Living Wage, the local economy benefits on average by £14,436

Professor Richard Parish, Non Executive Director of PHE with Cllr Cecilia Motely, RSN Chair

Dr Rashmi Shukla, PHE Director

Improving work health for a healthy economy was highlighted at the PHE Conference

“A healthy population is the engine of a healthy economy, says Public Health England’s (PHE) Chief Executive.   Speaking at the opening of PHE’s annual conference, Duncan Selbie said we must look further than the NHS if we are to ensure everyone has a fair chance of good health.   PHE believes that health and wealth are 2 sides of the same coin. Having a job is the key to a long, happy and healthy life.

PHE and Healthy Working Futures, a workplace health provider, has set out advice for SMEs, which account for 60% of private sector employment.   Details in link attached.  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/improving-work-health-for-a-healthy-economy