Posts Tagged ‘Public health’

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,...

NHS is having to pick up the pieces of government’s public health cuts

Public sector organisations have sent a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging that the forthcoming spending review bring an end to public ...

Government must introduce range of measures on sugar to tackle obesity

Medical leaders are calling for the government to back public health recommendations on reducing the sugar content in foods and the promotion of sugary pro...

Head of Public Health England to be hauled before Commons Health Select Committee over sugar

The head of Public Health England is being hauled before MPs amid accusations vital evidence is being withheld about the merits of a sugar tax. Mr Dunca...

Government departments and NHS can show the way on promoting healthy lifestyles

We agree with the BMA’s report Food for Thought - there needs to be a strong regulatory framework and concerted action across all government departments ...

Doctors’ leaders call for 20% sugar tax amid warnings over impact of poor diet

Doctors’ leaders are calling for a 20% per cent tax on sugary drinks to subsidise the sale of fruit and vegetables, and help tackle the increasing level ...