Barts and the London NHS Trust - Health Promoting Hospitals StrategyBarts and the London NHS Trust - Health Promoting Hospitals Strategy
Three major reviews – Carol Black’s review, of the health of Britain’s working age population, 'Working for a Healthier Tomorrow ' (2008); the Boorman Review of NHS Health & Well-being' (2009); and Fair Society, Healthy Lives (2010) – have advocated a new approach to well-being through health strategies at work.
The Marmot Review Team was commissioned by Barts and The London NHS Trust (BLT) to draw up a strategy for actions to improve the health and well-being of their workforce.
The NHS is the largest employer in the country, so it is crucial that each Trust acts as a model employer and takes the lead in health promotion. This will only happen by first engaging staff and then engaging with the wider community. BLT is taking forward and leading the agenda as one of the first NHS Trusts to set out to implement recommendations from the above-three mentioned reviews’.