Public Health Responsibility Deal Health at Work Network Partnership Forum Wednesday 21 November 2012The following case studies were submitted byResponsibility Deal partners at this event.Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health at Workto the Department of Health judged CTCPhysiotherapy’s case study as the best on the day.
Introduction Project Design CTC healthcare have developed, delivered and evaluated a health and o Participation in the project started with health checks (assessing wellbeing pilot project for over 300 office based employees at an international cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body composition, stress, gas company. anxiety, depression and physical activity levels. Aim: Improve the physical, social and psychological wellbeing of employees o The project involved multiple health intervention promoting health and within the 6 month project. wellbeing within the workplace . Responsibility Deal Pledges addressed by this project: o Re-screening of health parameters allowed for a rigorous analysis of the H4 – Implement measures for encouraging healthier staff diet. changes in biopsychosocial wellbeing and recommendation for maintenance H6 – Offer staff health checks. and legacy of the health and wellbeing project. P4 – Promote physical activity in the workplace. PROJECT PROCESS: • Analysis to • On site • Stress direct • Project Analysis Project champion Health • Diet & Exercise Reduction Health intervention Structured Health Re- • Continued Marketing & selection Promotion • Alcohol course screening • Development Interventions screening promotion & Promotion • Champion days Awareness • Accelerometer of daily project legacy focus groups Challenge interventions MONTH 1 MONTH 6 Key Results & Main Outcomes • 161 employees participated in the health screening • 29 employees were provided with G.P referral letters based on their health check results for blood pressure, cholesterol & blood glucose • 30% increase in individuals with an ‘active’ physical activity index. • 18.5% decrease in individuals classed as having hypertensive blood pressure. • 75% of employees attending the stress reduction course improved their stress classification on the DASS questionnaire.Project Feedback PROJECT BENEFITS! • Development of a ‘healthy’ working environment!o ‘I feel that I now have the tools to make changes, improve how I approach • H4 pledge - On-site champions driving the legacy of daily initiatives such as each day and deal with stress/tension/difficult tasks’ Stress reduction course participant fruity Friday (promotion & availability of fruit, free for staff every Friday).o ‘understanding more about what foods are good for us was probably the • H6 pledge – Preventative referrals and advice provided via health check highlight of the day for most of us’ Healthy eating class participant consultations. Health checks are now an annual event!o Overall I think that the Health and Wellbeing project has been phenomenal • P4 pledge – Immediate health benefits from daily walk 4 life promotion. Local Head of communications success of the accelerometer challenge has created a national initiative.
Responsibility Deal progressHEALTH AT WORK PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOODCollective pledges signed: Collective pledges signed Collective pledges signed• Occupational Health • Physical activity in the workplace • Non-use of artificial trans fats• Chronic conditions guide • Salt reduction• Smoking cessation 2012 highlights • Calorie reduction• Healthier staff restaurants We organised the Global Corporate • Fruit and veg• Staff health` checks Challenge (GCC) - a 16 week 2012 highlights• Young people pedometer virtual walking We have removed all artificial• Mental health adjustments challenge aimed at achieving at trans fats from our entire product least 10,000 steps per day. We used portfolio. the competitive angle to engage2012 highlights Over 99% of Mars’ entire retail the Sales teams, who are not siteNew pledges signed on smoking portfolio meets 2012 salt reduction based resulting in 238 of themcessation, staff health checks, targets. signing up .young people and mental health We have signed the calorieadjustments. In aid of Sport Relief, a mile long reduction and have committed to walking route was set up at our stop selling chocolate productsWe took part in the Government’s Slough site, with £2 donated to the with more than 250kcal globally bynational Stoptober campaign across charity every time an employee the end of 2013.our sites, with charity match completed the mile. We have signed the new fruit andfunding offered as an additional veg pledge, which will be deliveredincentive. Various Games 4 Life activities were through new product development organised across sites, including a and education campaigns. golf tournament and “Go Ape”.