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Stephen  Bevan

Improved wellbeing among NHS staff is essential

Authors: Stephen Bevan

23 October 2014

Welcoming the NHS Five Year Forward View report and its focus on workforce health, Professor Stephen Bevan, who this week launched the Health at Work Policy Unit at Lancaster University's Work Foundation, said:

“Our first policy paper explores, in detail, the range of incentives which government might use to encourage greater business investment in the health and productivity of UK workers. We think that an extension of existing tax breaks for business may be merited if they are targeted and evidence-based

"We also support calls for improved wellbeing among NHS staff - the link between workforce health and standards of patient care are very clear and more needs to be done to ensure NHS staff are role models and advocates of healthy lifestyles.”


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Notes to editors

1. Professor Stephen Bevan, director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness is available for interviews, blogs, briefings, analysis, and written comment.
2. The Health at Work Policy Unit is supported by a grant from Napp Pharmaceuticals Holdings Limited and Bupa who have had no editorial input.

3. The Work Foundation transforms people’s experience of work and the labour market through high quality applied research that empowers individuals and influences public policies and organisational practices. The Work Foundation is part of Lancaster University – an alliance that enables both organisations to further enhance their impact.


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