Final report

The Final Report of the independent NHS Health & Well-being Review was published on 23 November 2009. The report reiterates the business case for change laid out in the Interim Report, and provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for improvement in provision of health and well-being across the NHS.

To download the Report as a PDF, please click on the "Download Final Report" button on the right. Alternatively, click here. The review is now closed. This website will continue as a resource for access to all existing review materials, including both the Interim and Final Reports, and background to the review.

The Department of Health (DH) published the Government’s response to this report, also on 23 November 2009, setting out how it intends to implement the review’s recommendations. Please find that report here.

If you have any queries about the Government’s response, or around the implementation of the review’s recommendations, please contact the Department of Health’s Health and Well-being team through this email address:

To download revelant appendices from both the Interim and Final Reports please click on the relevant links below:

Dr Steve Boorman’s letter to Health Secretary Andy Burnham
Staff Perception Survey (Qualitative).pdf

Staff Perception Survey (Quantitative).pdf
Call for Evidence.pdf
Literature Review.pdf
Benefit Evaluation Model.pdf
Staff Health and Well-being Case Studies.pdf
Engagement Workshop Summary.pdf

To view these PDF files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this software, you can download it here.

In addition to evidence gathered prior to the Interim Report, the review has drawn on feedback from across the NHS and its stakeholders received through discussion events in all 10 SHA regions in England, engaging directly with over 1000 staff. The review has also engaged extensively through communications channels on the review’s website, and gathered many more examples of best practice.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all who have taken the time to contribute to the review for their input and interest, including over 11 000 from NHS staff, and 200 from NHS trusts, academics, professional bodies, occupational health practitioners, staff and employer representatives, Health and Safety Executive, local and central government bodies, other experts and respected stakeholders.

We would also like to thank members of the Advisory Board and Reference Group for giving so generously their time, comments and support over the course of the review.






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