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NHS staff healthier thanks to workplace health programme

A workplace health programme for NHS workers, which encouraged NHS Wales staff to commit to two healthy lifestyle challenges, has succeeded in making some staff fitter and healthier. The NHS Champions for Health scheme was tested by 1,300 Welsh staff, and the campaign encouraged staff to commit to healthy lifestyle changes. Some of the changes…

Unpaid work schemes ruled lawful as high court rejects Poundland case

Government back-to-work schemes criticised as “forced labour” have been ruled lawful by the high court. A judge rejected the jobless graduate Cait Reilly’s claim that a scheme requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount store breached human rights laws banning slavery. Mr Justice Foskett, sitting at the high court in London, said…