Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 21 May, 2012
We aim to offer a wide variety of programmes for our staff to improve both their physical and mental wellbeing. Alongside this we are working to develop and review existing policies and strategy. The Occupational Health department has been re launched as Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service and a firm business plan is in place to ensure sustainability of all the initiatives.Examples of such initiatives include:Walking challenge where 112 participants all achieved above 12000 steps a day as an averageHeld two wellbeing events over 150 staff attendedCycle to work schemes run 26 staff participatedCycle maintenance and training held for 7 staff450 staff had fee eye tests45 staff attended mental wellbeing workshops.Exercise classes held weekly on or near both main sites (20 staff per week)We have involved over a thousand staff in the various projects and are continuing to build upon these.Wellbeing Annual ProgrammeFor physical activityActivityDetailFrequencyTargetHealth checksAppointments offered for height, weight, BMI, Diabetes, cholesterol.Two days per week throughout the year. Offered on each main siteService evaluated to develop call back following targets being set.Cycle to work weekInitiatives arranged to raise awareness and increase uptakeannuallyAll staffWalk to work weekInitiatives arranged to raise awareness and increase uptakeannuallyAll staffCycle to work schemeSalary sacrifice scheme to offer savings on bikes and equipment12 month contractopened twice a yearAll staffPedometer challengeAim to raise average daily steps to 10000 run over 16 week period annuallyannuallyAll staffWeight managementOffer weight management programmesongoingAll staff referral following healthcheckZumba classesOn site classes offered.weeklyAll staffExercise classesOn or near main sitesweeklyAll staffMonthly Topics within departmentSpecialist topics with display and information held in departmentmonthlyAll staffOnline supportVariety of online resources offering weight management , family support , stress management etcongoingAll staffBUG (Bicycle Users Group)Group set up to review support and facilities available for cyclistsongoingAll staffWellbeing daysDays planned on both sites to raise awareness and offer support for staff.External providers invitedTwice annuallyAll staffCorporate Contract with Fitness First GymWork with wellness team for events, classes and planning ways to make increased activity available to as many as possible.20% monthly discount negotiated.The Occupational Health and Wellbeing service are constantly reviewing the Strategy action plan and up dating the programme as well as listening to our staff and responding to the needs.