DH Wellbeing and health policy

Source: Department of Health

Link to main document https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wellbeing-and-health-policy

Publication format: PDF

Date of publication: 6th February 2014

Summary of driver: Evidence on why wellbeing matters to health throughout someone’s life, and what policy makers can do about it

Key features of driver: Important findings are that wellbeing:

•adds years to life and improves recovery from illness
•is associated with positive health behaviours in adults and childrens
•is associated with broader positive results
•influences the wellbeing and mental health of those close to us
•affects how staff and health care providers work with implications for decisions for patient care practises and services, and treatment decisions and costs
•affects decisions about local services
•may ultimately reduce the healthcare burden

Primary audience: All NHS Trust staff

Impact on library policy/practice: Publicise and display material in relation to wellbeing and health for staff. Signposting to relevant support services within workplace.

Date last updated: 6th March 2014

Due for review: 1 year

Group member responsible: LK


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