Living well

All the public health news and publications from the Department relating to adults from 18 years of age.

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

Bowel cancer campaign is relaunched

Be Clear on Cancer

The Department of Health has today relaunched the Be Clear on Cancer bowel cancer campaign. Incorporating TV and radio advertising as well as face-to-face events around the country, the campaign, … Read more → – Bowel cancer campaign is relaunched

Update to Green Book Chapter 19 Influenza published

The update to Chapter 19 on Influenza includes: changes to the age at which at risk children should be offered flu vaccine if they have not received a dose previously guidance … Read more → – Update to Green Book Chapter 19 Influenza published

Views sought for review of cosmetic procedures

woman receiving a cosmetic procedure

A major review of cosmetic surgery and procedures is launched today by the Department of Health. The review, led by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, wants people to … Read more → – Views sought for review of cosmetic procedures

Update on health claims on botanical substances used in foods

An update has been published on the European Commission’s discussion paper on health claims on botanical substances used in foods. Read the update on health claims on botanical substances used … Read more → – Update on health claims on botanical substances used in foods

Success of Olympic Games offers opportunity to create lasting health legacy

Fred Turok, Chair of the Public Health Responsibility Deal physical activity network, and Chair of the Fitness Industry Association reflects on the success of the Games and why this now … Read more → – Success of Olympic Games offers opportunity to create lasting health legacy

Responsibility Deal: three new catering pledges launched

The Department today announced three new salt pledges, specifically focused on the catering sector, to encourage more companies to make their commitment to improving public health through salt reduction. Seventy-seven … Read more → – Responsibility Deal: three new catering pledges launched