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Workforce health and wellbeing: the private and public imperative
Thu 10 November 2016, 12:30 – 16:30 GMT
This workplace wellbeing roadshow is one of three county based events taking place in November 2016. The aim is for senior management and strategic thinkers in the public and private sectors to reaffirm the importance of health and wellbeing in ensuring their organisations are competitive and sustainable. They are also an opportunity to share ideas and best practice and formulate solid plans for implementation.
Through practical sessions and table discussions, attendees will explore and share experiences, issues and best practice, with real world input from industry and the NHS where health and wellbeing initiatives are bearing fruit.
Formal sessions will be followed by an early evening reception, healthy buffet and networking.
Attendance is free, by invitation.
Who should attend:
The roadshows are aimed at senior executives in the public and private sector (MDs, CEOs, HR leads, COO and equivalent). The outline programme can be found here
Why focus on workplace wellbeing?
Employers and employees are bearing the burden of sickness absence costs, recruiting and retaining skilled staff, as well as maintaining productivity. These are challenges that are facing organisations of all sizes that are wanting to improve the health and wellbeing of their workplace.
Last December an event called Get Physical (www.getphysical.org.uk) brought together 150+ people largely drawn from healthcare, sports and public health fields in Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.
Get Physical was organised by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN – www.OxfordAHSN.org) with Public Health England, the County Sports Partnerships of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, Health Education England Thames Valley and Occupational Health teams from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NHS FT) and Oxford Health NHS FT.
A steering group has taken forward the Get Physical agenda to improve health and wellbeing with significant commercial employers in our region coming on board including Johnson & Johnson, Vodafone UK, BMW and Unipart.