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Council launches quit smoking campaign

Council launches quit smoking campaign

Cumbria County Council has launched a new campaign aimed at stopping young pregnant women from smoking... Support will be available for young mums-to-be between 16-...
Mental health budgets have reduced by 8 per cent

Mental health budgets have reduced by 8 per cent

During the course of this parliament, mental health budgets have fallen by more than eight per cent in real terms... Figures have revealed that a...
The importance of effective wound care

The importance of effective wound care

Alexandra Bishop, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist at Plymouth Wound Care discusses how effective wound care can make all the difference to a patient, and the...
Skin cancer: deadly but preventable

Skin cancer: deadly but preventable

Jon Pleat MA DPhil FRCS(Plast), Plastic Surgeon and Scientific Advisor at SCaRF details the risks of skin cancer and how it can be prevented… Skin cancer...
Top graduates encouraged to move into social work

Top graduates encouraged to move into social work

A new scheme aimed at enticing top graduates into social work has been launched in a bid to improve mental health services... The £1.6m programme...
Musculoskeletal disorders in the working population

Musculoskeletal disorders in the working population

Vern Putz Anderson from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details the risk...
Cancer services must adapt

Cancer services must adapt

The Public Accounts Committee said the NHS is struggling to meet demand for cancer services, and the drive to improve care has “lost momentum”... In...
Putting skin cancer in the shade

Putting skin cancer in the shade

Sarah Williams, Senior Health Information Officer at Cancer Research UK sheds light on the increased number of skin cancer diagnoses and the importance of...
MPs vote in favour of plain cigarette packaging

MPs vote in favour of plain cigarette packaging

MPs have voted in favour of introducing standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK... The issue of plain packaging on cigarettes may have divided opinion...
Lack of information facing Welsh patients

Lack of information facing Welsh patients

The Welsh Affairs Committee has warned that patients in Wales living near the English border face a “worrying lack of information” about the impact...
Children's social care is 'inadequate'

Children’s social care is ‘inadequate’

Ofsted has reported children's social care services are inadequate in three-quarters of the local authorities inspected across England... Across England a total of three-quarters of the local authorities...
Long term health complications for young diabetics

Long term complications for young diabetics

 A new report has warned that a significant number of children with type 1 diabetes are at risk of long term health complications... The future...

Care in the home

Dominic Carter, Policy Officer at United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) details how homecare can be more flexible and beneficial to the patient’s needs… Homecare is a...

WHO urges countries to reduce sugar intake

A new World Health Organization (WHO) guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of sugar to then than 10 per cent of...

Leicester launch campaign to tackle mental health

A new initiative has been launched in the City of Leicester to raise awareness and understanding for mental health in the city… The initiative launched...

Homecare services underfunded says report

A new report has highlighted the national and regional picture of under-funding of homecare services for older people across the UK… The report published by...

Social work academy launched to help vulnerable children

Buckinghamshire County Council are prioritising vulnerable children and their families with a new initiative launched last week… A major new training scheme for social workers...

Children’s health should be a priority says RCPCH

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) calls on politicians to put children’s health at the forefront of their agenda’s… Following a poll...
Calls for energy drinks to be banned for under-16s

Calls for energy drinks to be banned for under-16s

A campaign and research group has called for energy drinks to be banned for children under 16 in a bid to reduce the amount...
Referrals for youth mental health have increased

Referrals for youth mental health have increased

The number of children and young people in Wales who have been referred to mental health services has more than doubled since 2010... Figures have...

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