NHS Microsoft deal delivers so much more than just Microsoft Teams – it opens up a new future

Empactis microsoft MS365

This week has seen a landmark deal agreed and celebrated between the NHS and Microsoft. It represents so much more than agreeing a price for software. We believe it is a significant turning point that will see the NHS move quickly towards being a more digitally enabled and integrated organisation. The adoption of Microsoft 365, […]

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“Talking Work” resource for work adjustments wins at the Vocational Rehabilitation Association National Awards 2019

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I was delighted to present recently at the “Good Work for Good Health” symposium, organised by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA), Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM). Empactis has always supported me in my activities as Chair of the Council for Work and Health (CWH). The Council now has […]

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Dr Steve Boorman attends joint Hong Kong College of Community Medicine and Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Conference September 18 (HKCCM/ RACMA)

This exciting conference drew a diverse audience from Canada, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. The audience was an interesting mix of specialist doctors from a wide range of medical disciplines, and medical administrators running health organisations that varied from rural community hospitals to large urban regional units. The conference theme was […]

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Dr Steve Boorman elected as new chair for The Council for Work and Health in 2018

After recently passing the milestone of entering my thirtieth year working in occupational health, I am becoming choosy about using the adjective “excited”. But I confess I am genuinely excited and perhaps also a little nervous at becoming Chair Elect, due to succeed Diana Kloss as Chair of the Council for Work and Health early […]

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Health, Work, Well-Being and Sickness Absence Survey 2017

I was interested to see the data reported in the recent EEF report “Employee Health: making industrial strategy work for Britain”. Despite 77% of 264 manufacturing organisations surveyed being aware of the Fit for Work Service, less than half (46%) would consider using it and nearly a quarter actively said they would not use it! […]

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Empactis helps to tackle health and wellbeing within the workplace with other UK and Global employers.

Dr Steve Boorman, the Director of Employee Health at Empactis is a founder member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work, along with HR directors and Chief Medical Officers from another 20 leading global companies and major public sector bodies including; NHS England, BT, Rolls Royce, John Lewis, Serco, Public Health England, […]

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Improving Lives: The Work Health & Disability Green Paper

Halloween was an interesting choice of date for the long awaited Government Green paper publication “Improving Lives” – the work Health and Disability Green paper. Green papers are intended to prompt consultation with key stakeholders on areas of forthcoming governmental policy, but they are rarely as openly frank about the need for fundamental overhaul of […]

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National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Draft Quality standard for healthy workplaces: improving employee mental and physical health and wellbeing

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) have just released for final consultation, guidance on quality standards to support healthy workplaces to improve employee health. NICE uses expert stakeholders to identify well evidenced best practice of cost effective care. They have just released for final consultation draft guidance on quality standards to support healthy workplaces to […]

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