County Durham were celebrating this week after a double win at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Awards.

County Durham Better Health at Work team were the winner of the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award 2017. A special surprise was being awarded one of only two National Public Health England (PHE) Commendations for their efforts to Reduce Inequalities at a Community Level.

The Judging Panel said “This programme has impressive levels of engagement and participation, particularly from hard-to-reach groups in areas of high deprivation. Its engagement with local businesses at all levels enables best practice to be shared, while the range of campaigns and the outcomes demonstrated from these campaigns are also very impressive.”

Carol Gaskarth, PCP Chief Executive said “We are very proud of our partnership approach to help local businesses to understand the importance of workplace health. This achievement showcases their brilliant work, well done to them all”.

Any business within County Durham can sign up to the award to achieve a healthier and happier workforce and become an employer of choice. More information can be found at or or alternatively contact the team on 01325 321234.

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