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Employment and Health

Being in Good Work is good for you...

The aim of the Employment and Health Team is to improve the health and employability outcomes of our working age population. The team deliver on three interlinking programme areas to support people into and to remain in supportive, healthy working environments: 

  • Getting people into work – Employability
  • Creating healthy workplaces – Good Work
  • Staying in work – Vocational Rehabilitation


‘With appropriate support, over 90% of people with common health conditions can be helped to work’ 

It is widely recognised and supported by evidence that, in general, being in good work is good for health. There is also a strong link between unemployment and deterioration in physical and mental health and well-being. Our team work locally to support thecombination of factors and processes which enable people to progress towards or get into employment, to stay in employment, and to move on in the workplace. We also encourage community benefits to be established from our own NHSGGC procurement contracts.

Good Work

‘A healthier workforce really does make a difference when it comes to staff retention, attendance and productivity.’ 

Looking after your staff can result in improvements in health, moral and a reduction in accidents and sickness absence. We provide free, confidential support and advice to help employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. We offer a range of services from manager training and health policy development to running wellbeing campaigns. All our services are free and can benefit both your organisation and your employees. 

We also deliver the national Healthy Working Lives programme of services and solutions to the area.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation is helping those with a health problem to stay at, return to or remain in work.

We encourage employers, GP’s and NHSGGC staff to work together to help employees to do this 

We support positive relationships between work and health and offer a programme of work which:

  • assists employers to develop and implement supportive policies and practices. We offer free training seminars and advice on topics such as “managing long term sickness absence including cancer ” and “preventing back pain and upper limb problems”
  •  trains and provides awareness to  health care professionals of  their role
  • provides information on relevant  support services such as “Fit for Work” and “Access to Work”

Get in touch

For more information or to find out how we can support your workplace please contact us on 

Telephone: 0141 201 4860

Email: [email protected]

Follw us on Twitter: @nhsggc_hwl


Employment and Health Training Calendar (pdf)


Weigh in @ work pack (pdf)

Stair Climbing Pack

Both these resources are available to order via the Public Health Resource Directory  

Related Internet links:

Healthy Working Lives