NHS Plus has announced the launch of the NHS Health at Work Network and the appointment of the Network’s first Chair.
The NHS Health at Work Network is dedicated to improving the health and well being of the NHS workforce. The mission of the new Network reflects the Government’s new context for the NHS, following the Boorman Review into health and wellbeing in the service and in the light of the new Public Health White Paper.
The network will inform Government on occupational health matters and promote best clinical and business practice in the delivery of health and work services to NHS staff. Comprising 165 NHS occupational health teams it will also act as a forum for the exchange of information, expertise and best practice and help co-ordinate service delivery to meet customer need.
The Network‘s first chair will be Dr Ursula Ferriday, Consultant in Occupational Medicine at Worcester Acute Hospital Trust, and the Vice Chair will be Dr Gordon Parker, Consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.