What do YOU know about Healthy Working Lives? You may have noticed an invitation on the Intranet to take part in the Big Health Quiz of 2016. Or you may have heard colleagues talking about Healthy Working Lives for which NHS Forth Valley has already achieved bronze and silver status.
But are you really aware of what the Healthy Working Lives programme is all about?
Healthy Working Lives is all about creating a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. It aims to increase staff motivation, reduce absences, increase productivity and make staff feel valued and supported, encouraging them to continue working for NHS Forth Valley. It is also designed to reduce work-related ill health and promote social responsibility and care for the environment.
According to Chief Executive Jane Grant; “Workplaces have a key role to play in improving our nation’s health and quality of life. The initiatives which we have undertaken through the programme are an acknowledgement that NHS Forth Valley sets high standards for health, wellbeing, safety and corporate responsibility. “
Here are some of the ways NHS Forth Valley is supporting the health and wellbeing of local staff:
There are 43 Healthy Working Lives notice boards throughout various buildings and departments across Forth Valley, promoting health, wellbeing and safety information. If you have any ideas, comments or suggestions, please get in touch with a member of our Planning Group who meet several times a year. Throughout 2017 we’ll be carrying regular items in Staff News, Staff Brief and on the Intranet front page.
NHS Forth Valley HWL Planning Group members –
|Name||Job title||Role in the group||Email address||Telephone no|
|Hazel Meechan||Public Health Specialist||Chairemail@example.com||01786 457267|
|Shirley Hamilton||Senior Health Promotion Officer NHS||Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||01324 673525|
|Dorothy Bell Sneddon||Head of Occupational Health Service||Memberemail@example.com||01786 566663|
|Amanda Young||Occupational Health Adviser||Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||01324 566662|
|James O’Kane||Heath & Safety Adviser||Memberemail@example.com||01786 454563|
|Alison MacKay||Healthy Working Lives Adviser||Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||01786 433871|
|Aileen Schofield||Health Promotion Officer NHS||Memberemail@example.com||01324 673523|
|Elaine Devine||Staff Health Physiotherapist||Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||01324 434061|
|Susan Anderson||Health Promotion Administrative Support Officer||Memberemail@example.com||01324 566345|
|Linda Robertson||HR Manager||Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||01324 618345|
|Dawn Gleeson||AHP Co-ordinator||Memberemail@example.com||01324 566568|
|Helena Buckley||Unite Union||Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||01786 454736|
|Mark Craske||Travel Manager||Memberemail@example.com||01324 566399|
|Catriona Beveridge||Unison Union||Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||01324 618341|