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Corporate Health Standards


The Corporate Health Standard (the Standard) is part of the ‘Healthy Working Wales’ programme and is the national mark of quality for health and well-being in the workplace. It provides a framework and recognition for employers working to improve the health and well-being of their staff, which is strengthened by free advice and support from a Principal Workplace Health Practitioner of Public Health Wales.

The Standard adopts an organisational development approach by promoting good management practice through seven core components. It also addresses eight specific health issues and progresses corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.

The Standard is awarded in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum to reflect each development stage achieved and is valid for three years.

‘Working Differently – Working Together’, a workforce and organisational development framework for NHS Wales, includes the outcome measure for all NHS Wales organisations to aim for the Platinum Standard and to achieve and maintain a minimum of the Gold Standard.  Public Health Wales is supporting the leads for the Standard in each organisation with this work. 

The Standard is complemented by the Small Workplace Health Award (the Award) for employers with up to 50 staff. This Award has been developed to meet the health and well-being needs of smaller workplaces, across eight core components and five healthy lifestyles topics. The Award is available in Bronze, Silver and Gold and is also valid for three years.

Employers engaged in the award programmes have reported benefits including:

  • Reduced sickness absence, increasing staff in work each working day;
  • Reduced stress levels across the workforce;
  • Happier staff, increasing motivation and productivity.

If you are a Dentist, General Practitioner, Optician or Pharmacist, you may wish to consider the benefits of taking active steps to protect and improve the health and well-being of your staff through these free award programmes.

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