Posts Tagged ‘Public health’

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 ...

Reaction to Darzi’s Better Health for London report

This is a bold and well evidenced vision for delivering sustainable health and care services in London. The Commission has taken a strong leadership role a...

Plan calls for smoking ban in London’s parks

A new plan has been launched with the intention of making London the healthiest major global city within 10 years. The plan includes making London’s p...

Majority of public health staff want to quit sector

Public health consultants and trainees say the recent health reforms have failed to benefit the public’s health and more than half of specialists have co...

Rise in food poverty a public health emergency

Food poverty in the UK “has all the signs of a public health emergency,” warn experts in a letter to The BMJ this week. David Taylor-Robinson from the...

“Impact of population ageing over-exaggerated”

The extent, speed, and effect of population ageing have all been exaggerated and we should not assume that it will strain health and social care systems,...

UK’s lead on tackling inequalities under threat

Britain used to lead the world in having the best data and developing polices to combat health inequalities, but this leadership is now under threat. Thes...

“Campaigning on public health compromised”

Government lobbying proposals lack clarity and could severely limit campaigning on public health issues, warn doctors’ leaders Doctors’ leade...

Physical and mental health need parity in NHS

Everyone who works in healthcare needs to treat physical and mental health with equal importance. People with serious mental illness are dying, on average...

UK’s health performance declining in comparison

Six decades of universal free health care, the introduction of widespread public health initiatives, and substantial increases in health expenditure h...