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Staffordshire signs up to national health and fitness campaign

02/10/2013

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has signed up to become a partner in a national campaign which aims to improve the country’s health.

"By signing up to this national pledge, the Service is accepting the challenge of helping firefighters, non-operational staff and the wider community to become healthier and, as a result, happier and more productive. We believe that by creating the right environment, we can empower and support people to make an informed and balanced choice about their future." 

Head of People Judith Doran

The Service has joined a range of organisations that have taken up the Public Health Responsibility Deal.

It encourages people to make balanced and informed choices that enable them to enjoy healthier lives.

Director of People Judith Doran officially signed up to the pledge at the George Elliot Hospital in Nuneaton, which has also joined the initiative.

Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser to the Department of Health, whose responsibility is to work with private, public and third sector organisations in order to improve health, presented Judith with the certificate of partnership.

To fulfil the pledge, the Service will continue to implement its health and wellbeing plan which benefits its employees as well as members of the community.

The strategy takes a holistic approach, and has included establishing a network of wellbeing champions across the Service, providing training on psychological wellbeing and offering advice on fitness and nutrition.

Judith said: “By signing up to this national pledge, the Service is accepting the challenge of helping firefighters, non-operational staff and the wider community to become healthier and, as a result, happier and more productive. We believe that by creating the right environment, we can empower and support people to make an informed and balanced choice about their future.

“We are looking forward to working with the many partner organisations that have also signed up to the pledge so that, together, we can have a positive impact on the health of our country.”

For more information on up the Public Health Responsibility Deal visit https://responsibilitydeal.dh.gov.uk/