Pharmacy organisations plan a political campaigning day for community pharmacy

Pharmacy organisations plan a political campaigning day for community pharmacy

October 19 2017 Community pharmacy is to be promoted to politicians in a special event being...

Self Care Week to run from November 13

Self Care Week to run from November 13

October 18 2017 Resources for this year’s Self Care Week are now available from the Self...

Northern Ireland consults on pharmacy premises standards

Northern Ireland consults on pharmacy premises standards

October 17 2017 A consultation has opened on new standards for pharmacy premises in Northern...

EPS cuts pharmacy admin by 79 minutes a day on average

EPS cuts pharmacy admin by 79 minutes a day on average

October 12 2017 The Electronic Prescription Service saves dispensing administrative staff an...

Training payment will include £100 towards new OTC consultations workbook in Scotland

Training payment will include £100 towards new OTC consultations workbook in Scotland

October 10 2016 Financial support for community pharmacy training in Scotland has been updated...

  • Pharmacy organisations plan a political campaigning day for community pharmacy

    Pharmacy organisations plan a political campaigning day for community pharmacy

    Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:57
  • Self Care Week to run from November 13

    Self Care Week to run from November 13

    Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:39
  • Northern Ireland consults on pharmacy premises standards

    Northern Ireland consults on pharmacy premises standards

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:36
  • EPS cuts pharmacy admin by 79 minutes a day on average

    EPS cuts pharmacy admin by 79 minutes a day on average

    Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:58
  • Training payment will include £100 towards new OTC consultations workbook in Scotland

    Training payment will include £100 towards new OTC consultations workbook in Scotland

    Tuesday, 10 October 2017 13:17

Umesh Modi is a chartered accountant, and Pamini Jatheeskumar is a chartered certified accountant at Silver Levene...
  Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead...
Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead pharmacist, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
More inWhite Papers  

a small shops imageSeptember 21 2017

A campaign to improve the health and wellbeing of people working in small business has been launched. 

 The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has worked with Public Health England, the charity Mind and others, to develop ‘Wellbeing in Small Business: a short guide’. This is “aimed at providing small businesses owners and the self-employed with a raft of ideas they can adopt to improve mental health and wellbeing.

“It includes advice on how to start conversations about stress, mental health and wellbeing, tackling loneliness, managing pressures including through flexible working arrangements, networking, ‘in-work’ fitness groups and improving the physical environment. and improving the physical environment.”

Mike Cherry, FSB National Chairman, said: “Owning and running a business can be hugely rewarding. However, it brings with it demands, responsibilities and risks that can bring personal pressures that can impact a person’s health and wellbeing.

“Wellbeing can help increase our productivity, improve our performance and reduce absenteeism. There is a clear business case, however, the benefits are felt just as much in our health as individuals, but also by our communities and the wider economy.”

Among the aspects covered in the guide are ideas around:

  • encouraging the workforce to open up and talk about work-life and mental health;
  • offering adequate and appropriate training;
  • flexible working;
  • encouraging staff to get more involved with local community activities;
  • improving the workplace environment, including air quality and lighting;
  • signposting to opportunities such as the One You ‘Couch to 5k’ and ‘Active 10’ app;
  • encouraging uptake of more physical activity, such as ‘in-work fitness groups’.

Duncan Selbie, chief executive at Public Health England, added: “There’s never going to be a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and not every idea will be suitable for every business. We are, however, seeing some real innovation from small business owners for themselves and their teams. It is important that small business owners find the ideas that work for their business, themselves and their staff.”

Links:
FSB announcement         
‘Wellbeing in Small Business: How you can help’                 

Business News

October 23 2017 The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has warned that the pharmacy regulator may not be doing its utmost to protect public safety.
December 7 2015 Pharmacists in Scotland have been asked to share their views on what politicians need to be made aware of ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in 2016. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society...