A new plan for GP and Health Professionals Engagement
Our team is currently visiting GP practices across Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea to share information about how we can help your practice and your patients.
Engagement of GPs and Health Professionals is vital to the Wellbeing through Work Project, in particular helping us to increase awareness of how we can support people in the private sector. Working with you helps us to provide working people in the area with quick, free access to the support they need to stay well in work.
For more information or to arrange a visit to your practice, please contact Joy.Powell@wales.nhs.uk or ring us on 0845 601 7556.
Wellbeing through Work Team wins ‘Into the Limelight’ Advancing Health Care Award
The Advancing Healthcare Awards 2013, supported by all four UK health departments, recognise and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative healthcare practice and can make a real difference to patients’ lives. The Wellbeing through Work delivery team was awarded this in April 2013 for its ability to deliver the message that remaining in work or returning to work with a health condition, is more beneficial for health and productivity than spiralling into long-term sickness. The judges commented that this is an, ‘aspirational project, moving away from the medical model.’
Dr. Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer Welsh Government, congratulated the team stating, ‘this scheme to help people to return or remain in work is making a significant contribution to the longer term health and wellbeing of the population. Well done on your award’.
Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB, Chair of Public Health Wales Board added: "I would like to add my congratulations to the team for gaining this prestigious award which reflects the sterling work undertaken in the Wellbeing through Work Project by a highly committed team"
Alison Strode, Therapy Advisor for Welsh Government said;”I am delighted to hear of the success of the Wellbeing through Work service winning an Advancing Healthcare Award. This is a prestigious award and the team should be very proud of their achievement”.
Alan Willson, NLIAH Transition Director, said: “We are extremely proud of the team who have been delivering this project, and we are delighted that their hard work and expertise has been recognised with this award.
“Helping people to understand that work can be beneficial to their physical and mental health is not always an easy task. This award is recognition for the great work the team are doing, and will continue to do in the future.”
Jenni Allan, Occupational Therapist, Wellbeing through Work (centre) and Paul Dunning, Clinical Lead/Occupational Therapist, Wellbeing through Work receiving their award from Paralympian, Martine Wright.
Workforce Health Checks
The WtW Nurse Adviser has started visiting private and third sector organisations to promote the
WtW Individual Support Service, give healthy lifestyle advice and undertake basic health checks.
Early indications are that this has been well received
BPW helps individuals manage their problems using self-help books recommended by psychologists. For more information, speak to your GP or
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