'Fit for practice' staff are a good influence

July 2009
Nursing Standard;7/22/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 46, p7
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The article discusses the BENeFIT scheme at Great Britain's National Health Service (NHS) primary care trusts in Birmingham, England, which enabled more than 700 employees to get fitter and lose weight. Topics include an overview of the scheme's objectives, the methodology used, such as health risk assessments and cardiovascular screening, and the reaction of some of the participants.


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