Working well

All the news and publications from the Department relating to people of working age.

National framework to improve mental health and wellbeing published

The government has published the Mental health implementation framework, which sets out what organisations can do to make the 6 high-level objectives of the mental health strategy No Health without … Read more → – National framework to improve mental health and wellbeing published

Responsibility Deal partners publish first annual updates

The first annual updates from Public Health Responsibility Deal partners, who signed up at the launch of the Deal in March last year, have been published. These updates provide the first … Read more → – Responsibility Deal partners publish first annual updates

Employers urged to offer flexible working to support mental health needs

Thousands of individuals with mental health needs could be offered more flexible working under a new initiative launched today by Health Minister Lord Howe. Speaking at the launch at The … Read more → – Employers urged to offer flexible working to support mental health needs

Social enterprises to receive £19 million investment over next year announced

Today the Department of health announced investment of £19m over the next year for social enterprises, on top of the £100m already invested over the last five years. The money … Read more → – Social enterprises to receive £19 million investment over next year announced

Importance of sport and exercise medicine outlined in new guide

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A new guide on sport and exercise medicine (SEM) outlines how it delivers improved quality of care and productivity. SEM is the first new medical specialty for more than 25 … Read more → – Importance of sport and exercise medicine outlined in new guide

Responsibility Deal network chair blogs about physical inactivity: the silent killer in our workplace

Fred Turok, Chair of the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal physical activity network, and Chair of the Fitness Industry Association, has today challenged all businesses to do more to encourage … Read more → – Responsibility Deal network chair blogs about physical inactivity: the silent killer in our workplace

Patient choice scheme guidance for all PCTs published

The patient choice scheme document publishes guidance to all primary care trusts (PCTs) on the broader aspects of the policy on widening patient choice of GP practices.  It sets out … Read more → – Patient choice scheme guidance for all PCTs published