4 Implementation

4 Implementation

NICE guidance can help:

  • Employers and employees fulfill their duties according to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and associated Health and Safety Executive regulations, Disability Discrimination Act 1995/2005 and Employment Rights Act 1996.

  • Employers to improve management systems to reduce sickness absence as part of good management practice to promote positive workplace morale, increase productivity and support sustained employment.

  • Employers to demonstrate they are exemplars of healthy workplaces and good occupational health practices (HM Government 2005b).

  • NHS organisations meet DH standards for public health as set out in 'Standards for better health' (updated in 2006). Performance against these standards is assessed by the Healthcare Commission, and forms part of the annual health check score awarded to local healthcare organisations.

  • Local NHS organisations, local authorities and other local public sector partners benefit from any identified cost savings, and to make best use of available resources.

NICE has developed tools to help organisations implement this guidance.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)