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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Update on nutrition and health claims published

An update regarding the European Commission’s Working Group meeting on nutrition and health claims, 11 January 2013, was issued to interested parties on 17 January 2013. Read the update on … Read more → – Update on nutrition and health claims published

Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

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Leading soft drinks brands Lucozade, Ribena and J20 are among the latest brands to sign up to the Responsibility Deal’s calorie reduction pledge as part of the government’s drive to curb … Read more → – Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

New year resolutions and the alcohol industry

Henry Ashworth, the co-chair of the Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network, talks about the resolutions being made by the alcohol industry and how organisations who have not yet signed up can … Read more → – New year resolutions and the alcohol industry

Your chance to contribute to an independent review of the Drinkaware Trust

Individuals and organisations are invited to contribute documents towards a review of the activities and effectiveness of the Drinkaware Trust. An independent review panel, established at the request of Drinkaware … Read more → – Your chance to contribute to an independent review of the Drinkaware Trust

Cold weather alert: level 2 extended to other areas

The Met Office has forecast that in at least the next 2 to 3 days there is a 70% chance of severe cold weather/icy conditions/snow in the North West, South … Read more → – Cold weather alert: level 2 extended to other areas

Resources to support information sharing to tackle violence

Hospitals are well placed to promote community safety and wellbeing through collecting information about patients who have been assaulted and sharing information appropriately. This can be done without compromising patient … Read more → – Resources to support information sharing to tackle violence

Cold weather plan: Level 2 alert issued

The Met Office has forecast that in at least the next two to three days there is a 60% chance of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow in the North West, … Read more → – Cold weather plan: Level 2 alert issued