Extra money to help people leaving hospital

The Department of Health is making an extra £150 million available to local authorities to help people leave hospital more quickly and receive care at home, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today. The extra money will be spent on social … Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

in: Press releases | Tagged , , ,

Patient champions receive funding boost

The future local champions for patients and the public have been given a £3.5m funding boost, Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley announced today. From next year, an additional £3.2m will be made available to local authorities to establish … Read more → – Patient champions receive funding boost

in: Featured, Press releases | Tagged , ,

1st Director of Nursing for public health announced

The top nursing post for public health, which will provide leadership to the workforce and help the public to live healthy lives was announced today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Professor Viv Bennett has been appointed as Director of Nursing … Read more → – 1st Director of Nursing for public health announced

in: Press releases | Tagged , , ,

Super deals for healthier meals

A nation-wide campaign to help us all plan affordable healthier meals was launched today by the Public Health Minister Anne Milton and TV chef Ainsley Harriott. Change4Life’s New Year’s new Supermeals campaign will offer money off healthy ingredients, such as … Read more → – Super deals for healthier meals

in: Featured, Press releases | Tagged , ,

Half of all smokers underestimate the health and financial impacts of smoking

Campaign launched to help smokers quit this New Year As millions of New Year’s resolutions are made today, new NHS Smokefree research1 reveals that many smokers are largely underestimating how damaging smoking is to their personal health and finances. The … Read more → – Half of all smokers underestimate the health and financial impacts of smoking

in: Featured, Press releases | Tagged ,

Winter surge in patients going online for trusted health information

There has been a record surge in people going online for trusted health information and advice over the winter period, according to new figures from NHS Choices and NHS Direct. Daily visits to the NHS Choices website from October to … Read more → – Winter surge in patients going online for trusted health information

in: Press releases | Tagged , , , ,

Choose the best GP for you

Patients in parts of London, Manchester and Nottingham will be able to register or receive a consultation with a GP practice of their choice under plans announced today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Busy commuters will benefit the most from … Read more → – Choose the best GP for you

in: Featured, Press releases | Tagged ,

Lansley launches free whistleblowing helpline service

NHS and social care staff who have concerns about patient care will be able to access a new, free whistleblowing helpline from the 1 January, Health Secretary Andrew said today. The launch means that, for the first time, the helpline … Read more → – Lansley launches free whistleblowing helpline service

in: Press releases | Tagged , , ,

Healthy New Year’s resolutions – BOGOF

Buy One good habit and Get another One Free this New Year People who make a healthy New Year’s resolution may find they actually get two for the price of one, according to new reports published today.  Conversely, people who … Read more → – Healthy New Year’s resolutions – BOGOF

in: Press releases | Tagged , , , , ,

100 days until end of tobacco displays

With just 100 days to go before tobacco displays in supermarkets must be removed, retailers are today reminded that they need to start getting their shops in order. From 6 April 2012, large shops will no longer be able to … Read more → – 100 days until end of tobacco displays

in: Featured, Press releases | Tagged , , ,