Michael Marmot

Workplace health: why invest and what are the leading examples?

  What’s does sickness absence cost the UK? According to an independent review carried out for the Government, the figure is staggeringly high. With all things considered – including lost productivity, time spent on sickness absence management and healthcare – sickness absence is estimated to cost the UK £15 billion every year. Perhaps more surprising …

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Newcastle drive public health outcomes by widening provision of services

“Central to improving people’s health and well-being is empowerment of individuals and communities”. This is the basic argument of Sir Michael Marmot’s new book The Health Gap and one that is eminently understood by those pioneering public health services in Newcastle. With high rates of non-communicable disease however (Newcastle is ranked 127th out of 150 …

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