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Employee ill health: the cost to the British economy

Ill health has been estimated to cost the British economy approximately £77.5bn per year. UK employers can expect to pay an average of £500 per employee per year in sickness absence alone – writes Anthony Thompson, Lecturer in Business and Occupational Psychology at Coventry University in an article first published by InsiderMedia In 2016 the ONS suggested…

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Developing evidence-based practice in organisations

Gail Steptoe-Warren, Associate Head, Enterprise and Commercial, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, says we have all heard the term evidence-based practice floating around the board room, with it now becoming a buzz word within organisations, but what is evidence-based practice and how can organisations implement it? At a basic level evidence-based practice is ensuring what we…

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How local pharmacies can lighten the load for the NHS

Adam Layland, senior lecturer in leadership and management in Coventry University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, outlines how local pharmacies can become community health centre hubs and ease the strain on primary care services in a blog originally published by Insider Media. Times are changing across the health and social care system across the UK.…

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Coventry’s Cultural Breakthrough

Dr Geoff Willcocks, director of arts, culture and heritage at Coventry University, discusses what Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021 win will mean for the city in a blog originally published by Insider Media. It must have been at least three years ago that I had my first serious conversation about whether or not Coventry…

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There’s more to charity than just giving

Helen Lau, our Knowledge Exchange Manager, talks about the attitude towards charity among the business community. At this time of year, as the weather gets warmer, thoughts often turn towards summer holidays. But for some people, dreams of taking some well-earned rest and relaxation are tempered somewhat by anxieties about getting toned up in time – particularly…

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The future of retail looks Amazoning!

Are Amazon about to change the face of retail forever? The online giant has already revolutionised the way we buy things. They are the biggest name in online shopping and have been for some time. They pioneered next day delivery services like Prime and now even have a service where you can get same-day delivery…

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Knowledge Transfer: A true partnership

What exactly is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and how can it benefit your business? Dr Lorna Everall, head of postgraduate research support at Coventry University, explains to Insider Media. Many of you will have heard the phrase “knowledge transfer”, particularly within academic circles, and perhaps have wondered “what exactly does it mean?”.  More to the point,…