03 durham constabulary silver award presentation by yaoyufang


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.”


For further information please contact the communications department on 0191
333 3386.

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