Sugar and calories cut in soft drinks

Leading soft drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena will reduce the amount of sugar and calories in their products by up to 10 per cent as part of the Government’s drive to curb obesity levels, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced … Read more → – Sugar and calories cut in soft drinks

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Statistical Press Notice – NHS Referral to Treatment (RTT) Waiting Times Data – November 2012

Data are published on consultant-led Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting times for patients who were treated during November 2012 and patients waiting to start treatment at the end of November 2012.   Main Findings   During November 2012, 92.7% of … Read more → – Statistical Press Notice – NHS Referral to Treatment (RTT) Waiting Times Data – November 2012

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Jon Rouse to take up key Department of Health appointment

Jon Rouse has been confirmed as Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, announced Permanent Secretary, Una O’Brien today. Jon Rouse is currently Chief Executive of the London Borough of Croydon.  He … Read more → – Jon Rouse to take up key Department of Health appointment

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Government unveils healthcare sector export champion

Healthcare UK, the new organisation set up to promote Britain’s world leading healthcare sector to international customers, will be launched in the Middle East at a major international trade show this month. In a joint initiative between the Department of … Read more → – Government unveils healthcare sector export champion

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Independent Review of Liverpool Care Pathway to be chaired by Baroness Neuberger

The review looking at how the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is being used in practice is to be chaired by crossbench peer Baroness Julia Neuberger, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb announced today.   Late last year, the Minister committed … Read more → – Independent Review of Liverpool Care Pathway to be chaired by Baroness Neuberger

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Government invests £120 million to boost health research

Health Secretary invites researchers to help tackle the country’s biggest health challenges Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, announced today that £120 million will be invested in health research to benefit millions of patients and tackle some of the … Read more → – Government invests £120 million to boost health research

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Hidden food nasties revealed in new Change4Life campaign

New ‘Be Food Smart’ campaign launched A ground-breaking new campaign exposing the ‘hidden nasties’ in everyday foods and helping people to be ‘food smart’ is launched today by Public Health Minister Anna Soubry. Graphic new advertising from Change4Life reveals a … Read more → – Hidden food nasties revealed in new Change4Life campaign

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Government backs businesses with £5 million funding boost

The Department of Health has today announced £5 million of funding for businesses to come up with new products or services that will help improve the experience of people with mental health illnesses and people at the end of their … Read more → – Government backs businesses with £5 million funding boost

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Hidden dangers highlighted in new smoking campaign

HIDDEN DANGERS HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW SMOKING CAMPAIGN – First shock smoking ads in eight years – Smokers will be told that just 15 cigarettes cause a mutation that can lead to cancerous tumours in a return to hard-hitting health campaigns, … Read more → – Hidden dangers highlighted in new smoking campaign

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Campaign warns people to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it’ to stop the spread of flu

People are being urged to wash their hands regularly and throw used tissues away – ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It’ – in a bid to limit the spread of winter bugs, including norovirus and flu, Public Health Minister Anna … Read more → – Campaign warns people to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it’ to stop the spread of flu

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