Implementing NICE public health guidance for the workplace: an national organisational audit of NHS trusts in England is the first national audit that examines the implementation of six pieces of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) public health guidance relevant to the workplace by NHS trusts in England.

This includes:

  • NICE. Management of long-term sickness and incapacity for work (PH19). London: NICE, 2009.
  • NICE. Promoting physical activity in the workplace (PH13). London: NICE, 2008.
  • NICE. Promoting mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working conditions (PH22). London: NICE, 2009.
  • NICE.Workplace interventions to promote smoking cessation (PH5). London: NICE, 2007.
  • NICE. Obesity: guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children (CG43). London: NICE, 2006.
  • NICE. Promoting and creating built or natural environments that encourage and support physical activity (PH8). London: NICE, 2008.

The audit assesses data from 282 NHS trusts responsible for close to 900,000 NHS employees in England. It supports trusts to improve staff health and wellbeing in areas which are known to be cost effective, contributing to increasing productivity and reducing costs.

The report is published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM). The audit is co-funded by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

Clinical audit, Clinical resources