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Healthy Working Lives services update

An update on the services provided by Healthy Working Lives

A range of Healthy Working Lives Services were put on hold at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current pause in some services has been extended while Public Health Scotland and NHS Boards work together to finalise future plans. We will finalise the plan by the end of June 2022.

Elements that are now paused

Below are the elements of Healthy Working Lives service which are now paused or being delivered differently

  • Adviceline and online enquiry service has been paused; however, Working Health Services Scotland can still be accessed via Option 1 on the telephone system
  • Get updates (automated service updates)
  • Healthy Working Lives Award 
    •  Registration for an Award
    • Assessment of an Award or assessment of the maintenance of an Award
    • Changing levels through the Award
    • Completing a new Employee Wellbeing Survey (EWS).

Elements that are still accessible

You can continue to access the following areas

  • HWL award criteria as a framework - to improve staff health, safety and wellbeing at work, the award criteria are available online for all to see     
  • eportfolio - you can still access your eportfolio to upload evidence and check what evidence you still need
  • completed Employee Wellbeing Surveys - you can continue to access the survey data by using your existing passwords
  • online training courses - this includes remote elements of blended learning.  These are available through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) platform
  • face to face training courses - where HWL face to face training is offered, online booking will be available
  • online accounts – these can be set up to access self-service online functions such as completing a risk assessment forms
  • the information and resources on this website, including our COVID-19 pages will be maintained and updated to ensure that information is correct and to support communications for employers around COVID-19.

You may find the following resources on our website helpful to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of your workforce

NHS Health Board support for Healthy Working Lives

You may be able to get support from your local HWL Advisor in your NHS Health Board area.  If you would like to be put in touch with your local adviser who can provide support with your staff wellbeing work, please use the contact us form.