Posts Tagged ‘Public health’

NHS England targets super-sized chocolate bars in hospitals as part of battle against obesity

Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves to help tackle obesity. NHS Englan...

Poverty and deprivation have a significant impact on health outcomes in England and Wales

Avoidable, amenable and preventable mortality is strongly related to area deprivation in England and in Wales, a report by the Office for National Statisti...

Government cuts force councils to reduce preventative public health spending

Central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on vital public health services such as sexual health clinics and reducing harm fro...

BMA manifesto: Why politicians must take urgent action on public health crisis

Doctors’ leaders are warning that the UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership on improving the nation’s health ris...

Public health in crisis and next government must take urgent action

The UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership and budget cuts threatening the sustainability of the NHS. This is the ...

Report reaction: “Patients are unfairly suffering the consequences of deliberately underfunded NHS”

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation “This report reinforces how difficult it is to transform services when budgets are so tight. T...

Sugar tax on soft drinks to be introduced in April 2018 to combat rising obesity

Sugar-filled soft drinks will see a tax hike in April 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced, in an attempt to combat rising levels of obesity. ...

Government must match rhetoric with resolve over improving public health

There is a growing mismatch between spending on public health and the significance attached to prevention in the NHS 5 Year Forward View, a committee of MP...

Blog: Chancellor’s Budget misses the opportunity to protect children from alcohol harm

Rather than freezing beer, cider and spirits duties, the Chancellor should have increased duty on these products, in recognition of the negative impacts of...

NHS England chief announces plan to support ten healthy new towns

The head of NHS England is to create ten NHS-supported ‘healthy new towns’ across the country, covering more than 76,000 new homes with potential capac...

NHS Confederation: Government must ring fence expenditure on health and social care

A letter to George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, from Stephen Dorrell, the Chair of the NHS Confederation: Dear Chancellor, As you may know,...