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East Dunbartonshire Gold Award

It’s gold for East Dunbartonshire CHP as they become the first partnership in NHSGGC to achieve their Healthy Working Lives award at the top level!

As well as maintaining the actions and campaigns which led to the CHP’s bronze and silver awards, what finally clinched the top award were the action plan and health strategy, both to run for three years.

Both aim to continue to improve staff health and wellbeing and are influenced by staff views obtained from a health needs assessment.

Topics flagged up include lifestyle checks, mentally healthy workplace training for managers, reduce absence and staff turnover and increase morale, motivation and commitment for healthy working lives.

The submission also included a strong commitment to the environment by supporting Board energy awareness/sustainability campaigns.

Karen Murray, East Dunbartonshire CHP director, said: “I am delighted that we are the first CH(C)P to lift the top award!

“This has been a tremendous achievement, following hard on the heels of our Bronze and Silver awards in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

“I would like to commend everyone involved for their time, effort, commitment and ideas.
“Reaching Gold reflects the quality of the work carried out by staff, and I’m confident that our plans for the next three years will be equally successful.”

Pictured right: left to right are some of the winning team members – Christine Woods, Anne Harvie, Sandra Coats, Elaine Marsh and David Radford