Workplace health

We have a track record

01. Strategic

We provide independent strategic workplace health support.

02. Professional

We are experienced workplace health specialists.

03. Loyal

We are trusted by clients and have grown by referral.

Workplace health – a brief history

Wellbeing4business Ltd has over 15 years experience in Workplace health, delivering occupational health audits and designing/implementing some of the largest and most successful occupational health and wellbeing programmes in the UK and Ireland. 

Our workplace health expertise has helped a wide range of clients. Our first client was EON, our largest project Hampshire County Council, our award winning client M&S, our latest contract Barts Health, our most challenging was collaboration project with 5 NHS Trusts, our largest audit was for Crossrail. We have transformed occupational health and wellbeing departments to improve efficiency, effectiveness and value and have written occupational health and wellbeing strategies for both public and private organisations.

Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems

Our desire is to improve performance and excellence within the workplace through driving up standards, sustainability and commercial value for occupational health and wellbeing programmes. 

Impact

Heart of England NHS Trust 2008/9. Sickness overall in the Trust has come down by 2%. Long term absence reduced by 37% in 12 months. Of 100 long term cases, 80 are ‘closed’ with the majority back at work. Short term sickness reduced by 14%. Savings are estimated at 2 days per person (16k more days of work) and a reduction of £1.9m on average pay costs of staff who are off sick. Total savings, taking into account reduction in cover requirements and productivity gains from the decrease, are estimated to be £3.8m. Reputation of HR and OH improved as absence has big impact on quality of patient care and costs. OH efficiency has resulted in staffing cost savings of 10%.

Michael Fox , Manager, HR Operations, ESB Dublin

Wellbeing4business undertook a review of our internal Occupational Health function to independently assess our capability in this area and to make recommendations on areas to focus on to enhance the quality and value of this service. The team at Wellbeing4business were very professional and efficient in their approach and dealt with our team in a very courteous and respectful manner. The recommendations for enhancement to our Occupational Health activity were very comprehensive and insightful. These recommendations coupled with their general views on how we might grow our overall health and wellbeing services were very valuable to our company.

A few stories of success

Wellbeing4business Ltd began work with Gloucester County Council began with an OH and Wellbeing Audit presented in January 2009. The project saved a total of £86,953 or 23% of original budget. Further savings were also made by reducing demand for counseling and reduced Dr days. The council also began to charge for services better to external clients with the development of a pricing model. The project saved money and introduced a vast amount of transformation in little over 12 weeks work. All work was delivered to schedule. We developed a suite of communication material to launch the programme.

Our work with Kings College Hospital enabled us to reduce costs on OH by £500,000, redevelop a more visible and efficient service and introduce new concepts such as a vocational rehabilitation service and overall wellbeing strategy. We recruited a physio and fitness coach to provide a fast track musculoskeletal programme. We have launched numerous organisational challenges. In 2011 we successfully merged the trusts OH service with the South London and Maudsley.

We provide audits and consultancy to Crossrail to manage the health of construction workers.

We built the NHS Buckinghamshire wellbeing strategy and carried out numerous focus groups and training to help manage staff through difficult organisational change

We wrote the wellbeing strategy for the Nuffield Orthopaedic centre and trained teams of champions to work in promotion of the strategy and management of mental health support

We restructured ELHT NHS Trust  occupational health department and launched their wellbeing strategy with the boards approval.