Views sought on strengthening NHS Constitution

Proposals to strengthen the NHS Constitution are set out for public consultation today, with the NHS, patients and public are all being asked to respond. The main changes proposed cover: … Read more → – Views sought on strengthening NHS Constitution

Plans set out to prepare NHS for winter

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Plans have been set out to help people keep well this winter and help the NHS prepare for winter and meet the increase in winter-related health problems always seen at … Read more → – Plans set out to prepare NHS for winter

Change4Life launches smartphone drinks tracker app

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A new smartphone app and enhanced online drinks checker are now available to help people see the impact alcohol can have on their health, waist and wallet. The new tools … Read more → – Change4Life launches smartphone drinks tracker app

Cold Weather Plan for England 2012 published

The Cold Weather Plan aims to prepare for the effects of winter weather on people’s health. It provides advice for individuals, communities and agencies on how to prepare for and … Read more → – Cold Weather Plan for England 2012 published

New Hospital 2 Home discharge pack to support care of older people

Today, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, launched the Hospital 2 Home resource pack designed to support older patients returning from hospital. The Hospital 2 Home resource is designed to … Read more → – New Hospital 2 Home discharge pack to support care of older people

Fund to create and modernise homes for independent living

The Department of Health today opened a £300 million fund to provide new and modernised homes designed to meet the needs of older people and people with disabilities. Local authorities … Read more → – Fund to create and modernise homes for independent living

Health Secretary announces funding for care homes and wards specially designed for people with dementia

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced dedicated funding to create care environments for people with dementia that help reduce anxiety and distress, and help people feel safe. Up to £50 … Read more → – Health Secretary announces funding for care homes and wards specially designed for people with dementia

Single system for nutrition labelling announced

The Department has announced proposals for front-of-pack nutrition labelling that clearly displays: how much fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar and how many calories food products contain. The new proposed … Read more → – Single system for nutrition labelling announced