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Health Works: A Review of the Scottish Government's Healthy Working Lives Strategy

DescriptionHealth Works is a review of the Scottish Government's Healthy Working Lives Strategy.
Official Print Publication DateDecember 2009
Website Publication DateDecember 11, 2009


ISBN 978 0 7559 8116 8
This document is also available in pdf format (308k)


Joint Introduction
Executive Summary

1. Background
2. The Review Process
3. The Workplace
4. The Individual
5. Role of the Public Sector
6. Next Generation
7. Managing change
8. Evidence and Managing Performance

Annex A Summary of Actions
Annex B Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives
Annex C Equality Impact Assessment
Annex D Example of Employability Pathway
Annex E Acknowledgements
Annex F Bibliography

"A healthy working life is one that continuously provides working-age people with the opportunity, ability, support and encouragement to work in ways and in an environment which allows them to sustain and improve their health and wellbeing. It means that individuals are empowered and enabled to do as much as possible, for as long as possible, or as long as they want, in both their working and non-working lives."

Healthy Working Lives - a plan for action, Scottish Executive, 2004

"The Scottish Government's update of its Healthy Working Lives strategy confirms the country's position at the forefront of improving the health and wellbeing of working-age people in Britain."

Professor Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work