Health at Work Network

The core commitment, “We will actively support our workforce to lead healthier lives”, provides a framework for the work of the network.

The network is chaired by Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on health and well-being at work for the Department of Health. Earl Howe, Parliamentary under-Secretary of State for Quality provides Ministerial support.

The network is comprised of a plenary group, overseeing the work of the network, and task specific sub-groups as required. The members of the sub-groups are drawn from our health at work partners.

See members of the plenary group

See papers from the health at work network plenary group

Please go to ‘Our Partners’ for a full list of the partners signed up to the health at work pledges.

Several guides to help employers and employees manage their health and well-being at work is also available.

Updates on the work of the network will be published on this website. Interested in becoming involved in our work? Contact:

responsibilitydealhealthatwork@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Health at work Forum: Partners, pledges and presentations

On Wednesday 21 November, the Health at work network hosted a Partnership Forum at the Royal Over-Seas League in central London.  Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health at Work to the Department of Health hosted the event and Earl … Read more → – Health at work Forum: Partners, pledges and presentations

Amendments to annual updates for health at work pledges

The reports for chronic conditions (H1), health & wellbeing report (H3), healthier staff restaurants (H4), smoking cessation/respiratory health (H5) and mental health adjustments (H7) have been simplified.  The quantitative questions have been removed and instead partners will be asked to … Read more → – Amendments to annual updates for health at work pledges

21 November – Health at work Partnership Forum

The Health at work network is hosting a Partnership Forum on Wednesday 21 November 2012 from 12.00-14.30. The day will be based around case studies submitted by partner organisations that show how they have gone about implementing the collective health … Read more → – 21 November – Health at work Partnership Forum

Health at work plenary group meeting 18 September 2012

The health at work network plenary group met on 18 September 2012.   Amongst other things, the network was updated on the launch of the Mental Health Adjustments pledge (H7), plans for increasing engagement with SMEs, the simplification of the … Read more → – Health at work plenary group meeting 18 September 2012

Update on pledge H3

“We will include a section on the health and wellbeing of employees within annual reports and/or website.  This should include staff sickness absence rates.” We have listened to your feedback on the above pledge and have reworded it to remove … Read more → – Update on pledge H3

Dame Carol Black takes on the challenge of health improvement among workers across the construction and civil engineering industry

Carol Black

With 27 million of us going to work every day, the workplace offers a major opportunity to drive health improvement. In this blog, Dame Carol Black, chair of the health at work network, talks about the importance of workplace health … Read more → – Dame Carol Black takes on the challenge of health improvement among workers across the construction and civil engineering industry

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Dame Carol Black urges employers to get behind Stoptober and support employees to quit

Carol Black

Dame Carol Black, chair of the Government’s Responsibility Deal health at work network, spells out what’s in it for employers to help their staff stop smoking and urges them to sign up to the Responsibility Deal stop smoking pledge. A … Read more → – Dame Carol Black urges employers to get behind Stoptober and support employees to quit

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Health at work plenary group meeting notes March 2011-May 2012

The health at work network plenary group had 3 network meetings during 2011 at which there were updates from the working groups and discussions on future pledge areas and monitoring and evaluation of the Responsibility Deal. The health at work … Read more → – Health at work plenary group meeting notes March 2011-May 2012

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Responsibility Deal Health at work network – Work Programme 2012-14

The Health at work network of the Public Health Responsibility Deal has published its future programme of work for 2012-2014.  It outlines the network’s vision and priorities and sets out the means by which it intends to increase both the … Read more → – Responsibility Deal Health at work network – Work Programme 2012-14

New Mental Health Adjustments pledge

ORGANISATIONS COMMIT TO SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES WITH A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION Nine organisations, including EDF Energy and the manufacturing umbrella body EEF have committed to adopting new Government guidance into their HR procedures, which will help organisations manage employees with … Read more → – New Mental Health Adjustments pledge