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£50 million investment to give people with dementia specially designed care homes and wards

Dedicated funding to create care environments for people with dementia, which aid treatment by helping avoid confusion and keeping patients calm, was announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Up to £50 million will be available to NHS Trusts and … Read more → – £50 million investment to give people with dementia specially designed care homes and wards

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Consultation on tobacco plain packaging launched

A UK-wide consultation on whether tobacco should be sold in standardised, or plain packaging, has been launched today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.  The consultation will ask individuals whether they think standardised packaging will have an impact on peoples health … Read more → – Consultation on tobacco plain packaging launched

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International Women’s Day

  Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said:   “International Women’s Day is a great reminder of how important women’s health is. “We were one of the first countries to introduce cervical screening, which now saves around 4,500 lives a year. We … Read more → – International Women’s Day

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Don’t let drink sneak up on you

People will be warned that they are at risk from serious illness including heart disease, stroke and cancer if they drink just a little bit more than they should, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said today. A brand new nationwide … Read more → – Don’t let drink sneak up on you

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Improving health results for children

A new focus on improving care for children and young people will be unveiled later this year, Secretary of State Andrew Lansley announced today. The ‘Children’s and Young People’s outcomes strategy’ will focus the health service on improving health results … Read more → – Improving health results for children

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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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PiP implant ad campaign to advise worried women

Adverts will appear in national newspapers this weekend to advise women what to do if they have PiP breast implants. Adverts will then run on websites read by the target audience. The advert will also be available for GPs and … Read more → – PiP implant ad campaign to advise worried women

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Reviews to ensure safety of people seeking cosmetic treatments

The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, today announced a series of steps to respond to recent concerns regarding French Poly Implant Prostheses (PiP) implants. The first step will be a review led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS Medical Director … Read more → – Reviews to ensure safety of people seeking cosmetic treatments

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£30m for sports medicine centre of excellence

The country’s first ever National Sports and Exercise Medicine Centre of Excellence will be developed after £30 million funding was announced today by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. The Centre will be truly national – promoting sport and exercise medicine … Read more → – £30m for sports medicine centre of excellence

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Putting the NHS on the side of patients

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today set out his vision for an NHS that is truly on the side of patients. In a key speech at Guy’s Hospital, he made three major announcements about driving up patient results and giving patients … Read more → – Putting the NHS on the side of patients

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