LONDON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
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Nuffield Health Group Chief Executive David Mobbs says the NHS and Social Healthcare Bill is flawed. Speaking in a recent health leadership series interview with The Broadcast PR Business, he claims that UK health policy is dis-enfranchising the health consumer and businesses need to invest more in looking after their workforces.
David Mobbs states:
"The big contribution employers can make is to do more to look after the well-being of their workforce. That is the new corporate social responsibility agenda for the future."
The charity, now fifty years old, says 1.3 million people each year suffer work related ill health, some of which is due to stress like cardiovascular disease.
David Mobbs highlights the research of The World Economic Forum which shows that chronic disease now ranks in the top three greatest risks to global economic security. He adds that research by The York Health Economics Consortium indicates that the rising cost of diabetes could bankrupt the NHS.
The Group Chief Executive of Nuffield now believes that health consumers want to become more engaged in looking after their wellbeing, but need to be offered the right environment with the right tools to do this. He says 70% of people who sign up for a Nuffield medical check with follow-on support improve at least one variable of their health.
The charity is the UK's largest provider of joined-up healthcare services in the UK, carrying out employee health assessments both in the workplace and at its two hundred corporate sites nationwide.
Nuffield advises many blue chip companies and runs over 50,000 health screenings each year. For the past five years, Nuffield has won the Flame Award for Integrated Corporate Wellbeing Site.
SOURCE Nuffield Health Group