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Healthy workplace award for East Quay Medical Centre
3:30pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
STAFF and GPs at East Quay Medical Centre are the first to achieve the new Somerset Healthy Workplace Award.
The award is run by Somerset County Council’s public health team to encourage and help employers provide healthy workplaces and support employees.
The Bridgwater team achieved the bronze level award by completing the ‘Healthy Workplace Leadership and Management’ category.
This means they had to carry out a staff survey and prove they had systems in place to look after staff health, safety and wellbeing.
Sue Hughes, deputy practice manager, said: “We work in the health care sector and we know that employees who are happy and healthy provide even better patient care. We are delighted to receive the award.
“The survey gave us lots of information which we were able to use to improve staff health and wellbeing, such as introducing a ‘stress buster’ course to help people balance everyday demands.”
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