Public health

Public health is about helping people to stay healthy and avoid getting ill, so this includes work on a whole range of policy areas such as immunisation, nutrition, tobacco and alcohol, drugs recovery, sexual health, pregnancy and children’s health.

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Survey of plans to tender for genito-urinary medicine services

Details of any current or future plans to tender sexual health genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services are being sought from strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and specialist commissioning groups. In … Read more → – Survey of plans to tender for genito-urinary medicine services

More time to have your say on making the Nursery Milk Scheme more cost effective

The Department wants to maximise the opportunity for all interested parties to contribute to the Nursery Milk Scheme consultation, particularly all schools and nurseries across Great Britain. Therefore, and in … Read more → – More time to have your say on making the Nursery Milk Scheme more cost effective

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000, (IR(ME)R 2000), came into force on 13 May 2000 to implement the European Directive 97/43/Euratom (The Medical Exposures Directive). The regulations replaced the … Read more → – The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000

Consultation on the arrangements for consideration of proposals on the fluoridation of drinking water

The Department is consulting on the process local authorities will use to conduct consultations on fluoridation of drinking water. We are not consulting on the benefits or disadvantages of fluoridation. … Read more → – Consultation on the arrangements for consideration of proposals on the fluoridation of drinking water

Update to Green Book Chapter 25 Pneumococcal

This Chapter has been updated to incorporate the latest information on individuals at occupational risk of pneumococcal infection. Read the amended chapter 25 and the patch update

Health Protection in Local Government

The Department has published provisional guidance on health protection arrangements in the new public health system for local authorities and public health professionals. Read Health Protection in Local Government This … Read more → – Health Protection in Local Government

Students starting secondary school urged to get to know their school nurse

Students starting secondary school this September are being encouraged to get to know their school nurse so they know where to go for help and advice when they need it. … Read more → – Students starting secondary school urged to get to know their school nurse