You look after the public. Who looks after you?

Big lifestyle gains and improvements to health can be made through reducing workplace stress, long hours, and introducing policies that promote work/life balance.

Tackling these may be different for individuals, but there will likely be themes for you and your teams.

Technology, for example, can present both problems and solutions, enabling home working but frequently making it harder to 'switch off'.

Is it working for you?

Share your views with the FDA

Each year, the FDA carries out a survey of working hours for senior public servants' working hours.

Last year's results showed that 55% were unable to take their full annual leave entitlement, with 67% citing their workload as the reason.

More than three-quarters stated that working excessive hours was a problem in their department.

Does this reflect your experience? Share your opinions with us and take part at

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