The health sector encompasses hospitals, doctors' surgeries, dental practices, the ambulance serves, nursing homes, residential care homes, complimentary medicine and a huge range of other health related activities, from opticians to research in medical laboratories.
Many of the jobs in this sector within the region are in the National Health Service (NHS) at the hospitals and Partnership Trust services. Holland & Barrett is a major private sector healthcare employer, providing over 350 jobs at its international headquarters in Nuneaton.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Place Forum, made up of the two Health and Wellbeing Board, has been set up to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and reuse health inequalities. It recently designated 2019 as the 'Year of Wellbeing' to raise the profile of health and wellbeing opportunities and inspire people to improve their health.
Dr. Anne Coufopoulos, Associate Dean (Enterprise & Commercial), Coventry University is returning as sector lead 2018. She is currently Associate Dean (Enterprise & Commercial) at Coventry University, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences. Prior to this Anne has been employed in a number of academic roles across the course of her career in Nutrition and Public Health. Anne is also a Registered Dietitian and an accredited workplace Dietitian with the British Dietetic Association.Over recent years Anne has also been focussing upon workplace health and has been working closely with the rail industry in the North-West of England to improve the nutrition related health of employees. This work has been recognise
d as an example of good practice in managing railway workers health by the independent regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Anne is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Workplace Health Management with particular emphasis on Nutrition in the workplace.
"Health at work is fundamentally important for people, our economy and workplace and it is really positive to see this sector represented at the Business Festival"
The featured event for this sector is being run by Coventry University, and is about Wellbeing and Productivity in the Workplace. There is also a blog to go alongside this event, to provide attendees with information beforehand.