Health and wellbeing is one of the four corporate priorities set by the Head of the Home Civil Service, Sir Gus O’Donnell.
Last updated - 15th March 2010
In the last few years, significant progress has been in this area:
The Civil Service strives to create an environment where:
The structural, cultural and demographic factors that underpin current levels of attendance are identified and tackled.
The Cabinet Office has responsibility for the central guidance in the Civil Service Management Code on managing attendance. It helps departments and agencies understand the importance of improving health and wellbeing of staff. Doing so decreases staff sickness absence, and develops an engaged, motivated and productive workforce.
A key focus of health and wellbeing is keeping our staff fit, healthy and at work. Individual organisations are ultimately responsible for this. They regularly analyse their sickness absence data and look for ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff. They publish this data on their websites and in annual reports.