Standard 1 Promoting Good Health

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Level 1

Topic   
Criteria   
Guidance
1.1.1
Leading good health
Establish a 'workplace health and well-being champion' who will lead the promotion of good health Worcestershire Works Well can provide support and guidance to the 'workplace health and well-being champion'
1.1.2
Raising awareness
Ensure staff are aware of who the 'workplace health and well-being champion' is and their role You may wish to put a photo of the 'workplace health and well-being champion', with an explanation of their role, on  a notice board, work intranet or inform staff at inductions
1.1.2
Raising awareness
Display health promotion information Pick health topics such as diabetes, blood pressure, prostate cancer etc. and display information in the form of leaflets or posters on a notice board.  Put leaflets in staff recreational areas

Level 2

Topic Criteria
 Guidance
2.1.1
Improving health
Encourage staff to be aware of their own health and wellbeing If you have access to an Occupation Health Service, they may offer an opportunity for staff to receive a health review.

Individuals aged 40-74 who do not have a pre-existing condition are able to access a free NHS Health Check.  For more information visit the 'Your Life, Your Choice and search 'Health Check'

The health review could offer an opportunity to improve and increase awareness of health and wellbeing.  Encouraging staff to make healthier lifestyle choices and to seek specialist help more appropriately.
2.1.1
Improving health
Carry out a staff survey

The survey should assess all aspects of health and well-being including physical activity levels, physical activity opportunities and interests, well-being, attitudes to healthy eating and staff opinions.

You may wish to carry out a needs assessment around health and work and set priorities.

2.1.1
Improving health
Workplace health and well-being champion to inform managers, team leaders and members of staff about local, regional and national health campaigns in a systematic and regular way An example of this may be to provide information on intranet or in staff bulletins.
2.1.1
Improving health
Workplace health and well-being champion to disseminate information on health chats awareness sessions and health improvement topics to staff on a regular basis Information about The Essential Public Health ‘Health Chat’ training can be sought from Worcestershire County Council's Health & Well-being department on: 01905 762818

Level 3

Topic Criteria
Guidance
3.1.1
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining health
Form a Health and Well-being steering group and develop a 12 month health promotion action plan This should include one senior manager who has authority to approve the implementation of ideas and initiatives.

The steering group should also include the Health and well-being champion, members from different departments and staff members who are keen to get involved.  Minutes taken from steering group meetings should be made available to all staff.

The steering group should take forward suggestions from employees and plan activities to improve the health and well-being of the workforce.
3.1.1
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining health
Support and implement activities for 4 health and well-being campaigns annually This should be discussed and decided by staff members and the Health and well-being steering group.  This may include an awareness day.
3.1.1
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining health
Demonstrate innovative ways of addressing work-place health and well-being Alternative ways of promoting health and wellbeing to staff may be to offer staff a counselling service, chiropody, physiotherapy or inviting external 'specialists' to deliver health elated awareness sessions.  You could also use new media such as an 'app' to promote health and well-being.

This is your opportunity to find innovative ways of promoting good health.
3.1.1
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining health
Develop and implement an annual action plan  The action plan may include repeating the staff survey and acting on the results to ensure activities continue to meet staff needs. The action plan should demonstrate that staff views and opinions have been taken into consideration.  You will need to develop one action plan that incorporates all of the 9 standards.

Having a proactive action plan which includes the business case for investing in staff health and well-being will enable you to set out clear objectives of what you want to achieve, what resources are needed, know what the priorities are for your work place and a set time to review progress and successes.