IES Annual Conference 2020

Past HR Network Event

16 January 2020

Event resources


Health and wellbeing in the workplace
Dame Carol Black, Advisor on Health and Work, NHSI and PHE, England  

Work as a health outcome. Where are we? Now and the future
Dr Rob Hampton, Portfolio GP and Occupational Physician, Public Helath England 

Work health and wellbeing: Becoming an age friendly employer
Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better  England 

Fit for purpose? Helping employers to meet the wellbeing challenges of 2030
Steve Bevan, Head of HR Research Development, Institute for Employment Studies

Health and wellbeing from and employment law perspective 
Udara Ranasinghe, Partner, DAC Beachcroft 

This conference covered:

  • A review of progress on health and wellbeing in the workplace over the last 10 years; with a practical look ahead at where organisations now need to focus in coming years.
  • Health and wellbeing from an employment law perspective. Where the employer needs to focus and what changes may lie ahead?
  • The links between health and wellbeing and work from the perspectives of Public Health England’s Medical Champion for Work as a Health Outcome.
  • The health and wellbeing challenges and benefits of an ageing workforce. What do employers need to do to attract and support an ageing workforce?
  • Future challenges for employers – building on IES' research and consultancy. Understanding the future challenges for employers.


Ed Griffin Director of HR Consultancy & Research, Institute for Employment Studies

Event details

Health and wellbeing is a growing issue and concern for employers today, with significant spend on specialist roles and other resources. However many tools and practices being used lack the evidence to prove their suitability and impact. Building on our track record of research and working in this area, IES is hosting its annual conference to provide access to some of the leading thinking and practice in this area, as well as the opportunity to network with peers across sectors.