Tag: RAND Europe

adult-obesity

British employers are losing on average 27.5 days of productive time per employee each year as unhealthy employees take more time off sick and under perform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as presenteeism). This is equivalent…

alcohol-related-deaths, alcohol-harm

One third (31%) of UK adults drink alcohol too much and are exceeding weekly alcohol guidelines, according to data from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace*, developed by VitalityHealth and delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer. Britain’s…

news from nowhere logo - a blog on the NHS and public health and wellbeing

Raiding the piggy banks The King’s Fund’s report into the progress of the implementation of the Five Year Forward View has hit some raw nerves. Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This report shows long-term plans for…

electronic health, electronic patient records

A new study has highlighted the scope of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tools available worldwide and outlined their impact on people with mental health needs. The study from RAND Europe, commissioned by the education and social service company Ingeus,…

help for those suffering from depression and stress

Research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW)*, surveying more than 32,538 workers across all UK industries, revealed that high stress and lack of physical activity are causing industries to lose up to 27 days of productive time per employee each year.…

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Becoming an everyday athlete could boost life span by more than three years. People can improve their life expectancy by more than three years by increasing their daily activity levels Health and life insurer Vitality launches UK wide ‘Everyday Athlete’…

Wellness relationship to illness

Higher levels of social spending are strongly associated with better health outcomes, according to a new study from RAND Europe. The research report, “Are better health outcomes related to social expenditure,” explored the connection between social spending and health across…

nursing in the community - healthy communities - person-centred care

A new study, conducted by the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, has found that measures and tools used to assess quality of life are not being used widely in the treatment and care of patients with cancer, despite being used…

Wellness relationship to illness

VitalityHealth today announced it has teamed with the Financial Times to launch Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. The survey will measure employer and employee responses to questions about health and lifestyle, providing an overview of Britain’s workplace culture and an understanding of…