Working in south is healthier

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WORKERS in the south receive better health and wellbeing care from their employers than those in the north, new research has revealed.

More than half of workers in the north – 54 per cent – claim their employers make no provision to look after their health and wellbeing, compared with just 46 per cent in the south, according to an independent study by research consultancy TNS.

The study was commissioned by employee health risk management specialist PMI Health Group

Director Mike Blake said: ‘The onus is on all companies, regardless of size or industry type, to look after the health of their staff, particularly with increasing restrictions in NHS provision.

‘Initiatives needn’t be expensive and the returns on investment can be substantial with sickness absence costing UK business around £32bn a year.’