TITLE

STAFF OFFERED SHOPPING POINTS INCENTIVE TO LOSE WEIGHT

PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;7/9/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 44, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the shopping points rewards offered for National Health Services nurses who will lose weight for 12 months, as part of a campaign to encourage healthy living in England. Pedometers, health assessments and access to health coaches as part of the 12-month pilot will be given to thousands of clinicians from Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust. NHS Employers head of workplace health, Julian Topping, welcomes the initiative.
ACCESSION #
33466448

 

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