publication . Article . 2008

Influencing organisational change in the NHS: lessons learned from workplace wellness initiatives in practice

Blake, Holly; Lloyd, Scott;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Medical Press
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
This article presents a discussion of the key issues in influencing organisational change in NHS settings, in the development of workplace wellness interventions to improve employee health and wellbeing. To tackle poor public health and associated rising healthcare costs, there must be a focus on the root cause of many preventable diseases – unhealthy lifestyle choices. Workplace wellness initiatives are now an important prevention strategy adopted by socially responsible organisations to target the health and wellbeing of working age adults. Lessons learned from initiatives in secondary care suggest that effective implementation requires change in organisationa...
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