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2020health Report HealthWorks Homerton: Creating a healthy workforce in the NHS

New report looks at the health legacy on the London 2012 Olympics for NHS Health and Wellbeing.

HealthWorks is a joint venture between Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (HUHFT) for staff health and wellbeing. It was developed with the objectives of delivering an effective and sustainable workplace health programme at Homerton Hospital and creating a model of best practice for workplace health. HUHFT was approached because, in its role as the Olympic Hospital in the London 2012 games, it has the opportunity to become an exemplar site and the ability to outreach to the East London community. It can make a contribution to the health legacy of London Olympics 2012, which aims to get more people involved in sport. HUHFT employed a Lifestyle Co-ordinator to implement the programme, Shani Anderson, who is a successful former Olympic athlete with a track record in delivering similar projects.

2020health were engaged to independently evaluate this initiative, to tell its story and to make recommendations for HealthWorks transferability. This work considers the future of corporate involvement in health and its strategic alignment with the NHS White Paper.

Impact:

• The on-site trainer was given a permanent position by the Trust to support staff health and wellbeing.
• Cited by NHS London as an example of good practice.
• Nancy Hallett, Chief Executive of Homerton University Hospital Foundation says in the report, “HealthWorks has been a real success at Homerton and has engendered a sense of community and a feel good factor that is impossible to measure in numbers.”

 

Press Release NHS Staff wellbeing inspired by olympic athlete

An Olympic athlete inspired NHS nurses and midwives to live more healthy lifestyles in a ground-breaking project at the Homerton Hospital. Sponsored by the drinks company Coca-Cola Great Britain, Shani Anderson, who competed in the Sydney Olympics and won bronze at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, was employed to undertake health and wellbeing coaching on-site. read on NHS Staff wellbeing inspired by olympic athlete

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