London Mayor Sadiq Khan commends NHS Lambeth CCG for commitment to employee health and wellbeing
A record number of London organisations and businesses, including NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), have been recognised for their dedication to their employees by the London Healthy Workplace Charter, a Mayor of London backed programme that enables businesses to show that their employees’ health and wellbeing really matters to them.
This year, more than 57 businesses, a 46 per cent increase from 2015, were accredited for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforces. Last night representatives were presented with an award at a special ceremony at City Hall by Dame Carol Black.
The award acknowledges that employers are increasingly recognising the link between healthy, happy employees and a more productive workforce. Figures show that 27.3m days are lost each year due to sickness absence or injury and an estimated 914,300 adults of working age in London are affected by a common mental disorder such as anxiety and depression, with £10.4 billion lost each year to London business and industry.
The London Healthy Workplace Charter helps organisations address these challenges by encouraging them to improve and develop wellbeing programmes across a wide range of areas, including support for mental health and wellbeing, smoking, alcohol and substance misuse, improving physical activity and promoting healthy eating.
Una Dalton, Director of Governance and Development , NHS Lambeth CCG, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded commitment level accreditation from the London Healthy Workplace Charter. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees and incredibly proud to have that recognised. We strongly feel that wellbeing is core to running a successful and productive organisation, which is why I would encourage other employers to find out how to sign up to the London Healthy Workplace Charter.”
The Mayor of London is committed to ensuring employers across the capital are provided with clear and easy guidance on how to improve their workplaces to enable their staff to flourish. Every organisation that signs up to the Charter is matched to a local borough lead who provides assistance with applying for accreditation. Employers who are interested in signing up to the Charter can find out more at www.london.gov.uk/healthyworkplace.