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Healthy workplaces Milton Keynes pilot: Evaluation findings

The Healthy Workplaces Milton Keynes (HWMK) pilot was a partnership between the Health and Safety Executive and Milton Keynes Council designed to test a modified version of the Workplace Health Connect model of delivering free advice and support on occupational health, safety, absence and return-to-work issues (via HSE and Local Authority staff) to small and medium-sized enterprises in Milton Keynes. The pilot ran from February 2008 until March 2009.

An evaluation has been undertaken to provide an assessment of the processes by which the HWMK pilot operated. A key aim was to compare these, and costs of delivery, with those of other, similar initiatives (eg Workplace Health Connect). A quantitative assessment of benefits, and therefore a formal cost-benefit analysis, was not part of this evaluation’s aims or design. The evaluation did have a number of specific objectives against which the findings and conclusions are presented.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-06-24