Tagged: public health

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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£5.45 billion investment in local public health services

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has today set out a major commitment to promoting health and prevention of illness, with the announcement of a two-year ring fenced budget for local authorities.   For the first time, from April 2013, public health … Read more → – £5.45 billion investment in local public health services

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Businesses pledge for more fruit and veg

More fruit and veg will be added to ready-meals, and supermarket fruit and veg sections will be expanded as part of a new drive to encourage everyone to get their 5-a-day, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced today. The move … Read more → – Businesses pledge for more fruit and veg

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New recommendations on public health funding published

Recommendations on how to distribute funding for local authorities to spend on public health were published today by an independent group of experts – the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA). For the first time, from 2013, public health funding … Read more → – New recommendations on public health funding published

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Duncan Selbie confirmed as Chief Executive Designate of Public Health England

Duncan Selbie has today been confirmed as the Chief Executive Designate of Public Health England. Mr Selbie, currently Chief Executive of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, will head up Public Health England (PHE), the new public health body … Read more → – Duncan Selbie confirmed as Chief Executive Designate of Public Health England

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Speech: Thursday 9 February, Andrew Lansley, SOLACE Annual Charity Dinner

Thank you – I’m pleased to be able to join you here tonight. Just the thing a Secretary of State needs, an evening with friends, in a brewery, to liven up what might otherwise be a dull week I’d like … Read more → – Speech: Thursday 9 February, Andrew Lansley, SOLACE Annual Charity Dinner

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First estimates of funding in new health structure

£65bn in the hands of local doctors, nurses and other health professionals In the future, doctors, nurses and other health professionals could control almost £65 billion of NHS funding, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today. In addition, around £5.2 billion … Read more → – First estimates of funding in new health structure

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Speech: Thursday 26 January 2012: Andrew Lansley, NHS modernisation and the launch of the Children and Young People’s Outcomes Strategy

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you Ian [Lewis, Medical Director at Alder Hey Hospital] for your introduction and for your personal commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people. This morning, here to mark the development of a new strategy … Read more → – Speech: Thursday 26 January 2012: Andrew Lansley, NHS modernisation and the launch of the Children and Young People’s Outcomes Strategy

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The future for your Public Health

Helping People Live Healthier Lives Preventing cancer, cutting tooth decay in children and the population weighing less, are just some of the challenges local councils will be able to track their progress against when they take over looking after the … Read more → – The future for your Public Health

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New institute to help narrow the health gap

A new UCL (University College London) Institute that aims to reduce health inequalities through action on the social determinants was launched today by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and Professor Sir Michael Marmot. Speaking at the international Social Determinants of … Read more → – New institute to help narrow the health gap

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