Type 2 diabetes is associated with substantial economic consequences for employers and employees.* Increasing the recognition and awareness of type 2 diabetes could have a positive impact on lost work, productivity and overall diabetes management.
Chaired by Dr Sarah Jarvis, Media Doctor for BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show and BBC 1's The One Show, this event will:
- Raise awareness of the risks of type 2 diabetes
- Provide practical solutions for keeping employees fit and healthy in the workplace
- Bring together the NHS with local businesses to help improve the health of employees and health outcomes for the region
Who should attend?
- Employers and employees from across the North West region with an interest in promoting a fit and healthy workplace and workforce.
10.30am - Registration
11am - Welcome and Intro by Dr Sarah Jarvis
11.15am - The scale of the challenge, type 2 diabetes in the North West region, Dr King Sun Leong, Consultant Physician, Wirral University Hospital Teaching Trust
11.30am - Understanding the patient employee perspective, Dr Sarah Jarvis interviews Keith Antrobus, National Logistics Training Consortium
11.45am - The importance of managing type 2 diabetes successfully, Diabetes UK and Freight Transport Association
12.30pm - Lunch and networking at market place with Slimming World, Weight watchers, NHS Smoking Cessation and more.
13.30pm - How can the NHS help? Signposting to local and regional services
13.45pm - Identifying and implementing health workplace solutions - four workshops
14.50pm - Awareness programme sign up and next steps
15.00pm - Close
This event is brought to you by Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD), partnership with Wirral CCG, Diabetes UK and the Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network for the North West cost.)