Government pledges new initiatives to reduce barriers to work for disabled

I welcome the press release announcing the Prime Minister’s support to build further on the “Improving Lives” strategy by committing to new measures to support those with disability. The new government drive is setting out to tackle the many injustices and barriers faced by those with disabilities in the workplace, as well as at home […]

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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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The challenge ahead for occupational health: Green Paper due out

A significant “Green Paper” is expected shortly reflecting recent joint working between the Department of Health and the Department of Work & Pensions to address the needs of the working age population. The last ten years has seen a series of formal reviews highlighting the high cost of ill health amongst those of working age […]

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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 They have just released for final consultation draft guidance on quality standards to support healthy workplaces to […]

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