PRESS RELEASE 1 June 2010 PR/0603/PL Durham Constabulary achieves Silver Working for Health Award Durham Constabulary’s commitment to the well-being of its staff has been recognised by being awarded the Silver level of the Working for Health award from NHS County Durham and Darlington Community Health Services. Anna Lynch, executive director of public health for NHS County Durham and Darlington presented the award to Gary Ridley, Assistant Chief Officer. The Working for Health Award aims to encourage and reward employers who promote a healthy workforce and workplace. The award has been achieved only eight months after achieving the Bronze Working for Health Award with evidence submitted covering supportive policies, facilities, education, workshops/events and support on a variety of issues such as alcohol and drug misuse in the workplace, stress and well-being management; healthy food choices/ facilities and the promotion of physical activity for staff. Anna Lynch, executive director of public health for NHS County Durham and Darlington, said: “We are delighted to present the Working for Health Silver Award to Durham Constabulary. “This award demonstrates that Durham Constabulary is committed to focusing on improved health for its workforce, by developing healthy working conditions, offering health information at work and practical help to be healthy.” The 'Working for Health' award scheme enables the PCT, in partnership with local businesses, to achieve health benefits for staff at every level across County Durham and their families and their communities. Judith Clewlow, head of personnel said “This is another achievement which recognises the tremendous work that is being carried out force wide to develop and promote health and wellbeing.” ENDS For further information please contact the communications department on 0191 333 3386.
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