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New NICE guidelines advise that healthy workplaces make for happy and effective employees
Date25 June 2015
Year 2015
The guideline calls for employers and managers to do more to address the effect that poor working environments have on people’s lives.  Workplace health is a significant public health issue. Each year more than a million working people in the UK experience a work-related illness. This leads to around 27 million lost working days costing the economy an estimated £13.4 billion.  Commenting on NICE’s guideline, Paul Lincoln, Chief Executive of the UK Health Forum and Chair of the Public Health Advisory Committee, said: “This key NICE guidance should be an essential component for the training of all managers and leaders in all sectors at all levels. The evidence is clear - promoting a culture that improves the health and wellbeing of employees is good management and is key to being a more productive, healthy and thus more sustainable organisation.”
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