NICE guidelines published on employee health and wellbeing
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new guideline on workplace policy and the management practices, which makes recommendations on improving the health and wellbeing of employees, with a particular focus on organisational culture and context, and the role of line managers.
The aim is to:
– Promote leadership that supports the health and wellbeing of employees
– Help line managers to achieve this
– Explore the positive and negative effect an organisation’s culture can have on people’s health and wellbeing
– Provide a business case and economic modelling for strengthening the role of line managers in ensuring the health and wellbeing of employees.
The guideline is for employers, senior leadership and managers (including line managers) and employees. It will also be of interest to those working in human resources, development teams, trainers and educators, occupational health, health and safety, and also trade unions and professional bodies.
Line managers have a pivotal role and need to be adequately trained, resourced and supported in order to ensure that employee health at work is proactively managed.