The body which develops clinical guidelines for the NHS has published guidance to support employers in creating healthy workplaces which will boost productivity.
Up to 30% of adults considered to have asthma may have been incorrectly diagnosed, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.
The NHS will offer help and support for workplace incentives to promote employee health and cut sickness-related unemployment.
NICE has begun a consultation on draft guideline on how to increase the number of older people who can lead independent, healthy and active lives, by changing behaviour mid-life.
The NHS is to focus resources on adults who are obese and can improve their health by losing even a small amount of weight if they keep it off, according to health watchdog NICE.