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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New vision for district nursing published

A new vision and service model for district nursing has been published today. This vision builds on ‘Compassion in Practice’, the national vision for nurses midwives and care staff. It … Read more → – New vision for district nursing published

Update to procedures for the approval of independent sector places published

The department has published an update to the procedures for approval of independent sector providers of treatment for termination of pregnancy. These procedures set out the required standard operating principles … Read more → – Update to procedures for the approval of independent sector places published

Innovation Excellence and Strategic Development Fund for 2012-13

The Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) for 2012-13 is now closed for applications. The IESD Fund for year 5 was open from 25 June 2012 and closed on … Read more → – Innovation Excellence and Strategic Development Fund for 2012-13

‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

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A campaign is launching today to encourage the public to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene practices – to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ – to help stem flu … Read more → – ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

The responses to the cosmetic surgery review call for evidence have been published today. The call for evidence was issued to enable the public, cosmetic interventions industry and patient groups … Read more → – Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

Smoking health harm campaign launched

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The department has launched a new campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the New Year. The campaign aims to increase awareness by highlighting the immediate damage being done by every … Read more → – Smoking health harm campaign launched

Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin – December 2012

This month’s edition features information about: improving birthing environments capital grant programme integrated review pilot testing new NHS information service for parents – service is extended Child Line’s Report – … Read more → – Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin – December 2012