Working well

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

NHS Pension Scheme calculators published

Updated 20 December 2011 As announced in Parliament on 20 December – there has been a new Heads of Agreement reached with the Trades Unions, employers and DH involved in … Read more → – NHS Pension Scheme calculators published

Winter flu vaccination programme begins

From today, millions of people in at risk groups are urged to get vaccinated, as the seasonal flu vaccine is made available free of charge from GPs for people in … Read more → – Winter flu vaccination programme begins

NHS chief promotes seasonal flu vaccine for frontline workers

NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson  has written to colleagues regarding the seasonal flu immunisation Programme 2011/12, urging active support within the NHS for promoting the programme during the winter. He states that … Read more → – NHS chief promotes seasonal flu vaccine for frontline workers

Award-winning support for serving personnel and veterans

A new, free, support service has been launched for veterans, serving personnel and their families. Award-winning website, www.bigwhitewall.com, is a pioneering online wellbeing service, staffed by professional counsellors, that has … Read more → – Award-winning support for serving personnel and veterans

Seasonal influenza vaccine uptake

Two reports have been published on the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccine among frontline healthcare workers and GP patient groups. The first report provides a summary of the uptake of … Read more → – Seasonal influenza vaccine uptake

NHS staff management and health service quality

Independent researchers at Aston Business School have produced a report based on the wealth of data contained in NHS staff survey results. They analysed how, over time, the experience of NHS … Read more → – NHS staff management and health service quality

Consultation on increases to NHS Pension Scheme contributions launched

The Department of Health launched a consultation on 28 July 2011 on proposed changes to the level of contributions made by NHS Pension Scheme members towards their pension. Under the … Read more → – Consultation on increases to NHS Pension Scheme contributions launched