Healthy Working Lives

The Healthy Working Lives programme in NHS Ayrshire & Arran focuses on staff health.

This award programme supports employers and employees to develop healthier lifestyles in the workplace in a practical, logical way that's beneficial for all.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran achieved the Healthy Working Lives Silver award in February 2011, and the Gold award in February 2017.

The Gold Award is mainly focused on forward planning, initially based on the next three years. To achieve this award we developed a Staff health, safety and wellbeing strategy and a three-year action plan to help implement the strategy. The action plan included various health improvement events, such as free fruit for staff on Wednesdays, subsidised exercise classes and smoking cessation classes. We also demonstrated our commitment to delivering the Mentally Healthy Workplace Training to our staff. These actions are in addition to the work required to maintain the Silver and Bronze awards.


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