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Patient champions receive funding boost

The future local champions for patients and the public have been given a £3.5m funding boost, Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley announced today. From next year, an additional £3.2m will be made available to local authorities to establish … Read more → – Patient champions receive funding boost

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Super deals for healthier meals

A nation-wide campaign to help us all plan affordable healthier meals was launched today by the Public Health Minister Anne Milton and TV chef Ainsley Harriott. Change4Life’s New Year’s new Supermeals campaign will offer money off healthy ingredients, such as … Read more → – Super deals for healthier meals

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Half of all smokers underestimate the health and financial impacts of smoking

Campaign launched to help smokers quit this New Year As millions of New Year’s resolutions are made today, new NHS Smokefree research1 reveals that many smokers are largely underestimating how damaging smoking is to their personal health and finances. The … Read more → – Half of all smokers underestimate the health and financial impacts of smoking

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Choose the best GP for you

Patients in parts of London, Manchester and Nottingham will be able to register or receive a consultation with a GP practice of their choice under plans announced today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Busy commuters will benefit the most from … Read more → – Choose the best GP for you

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100 days until end of tobacco displays

With just 100 days to go before tobacco displays in supermarkets must be removed, retailers are today reminded that they need to start getting their shops in order. From 6 April 2012, large shops will no longer be able to … Read more → – 100 days until end of tobacco displays

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Less haste, less waste and a smaller waist

Plan your meals to save pounds and lbs UK households can be healthier and could save up to £1,500 a year by simply planning their weekly food shop, a new Change4Life survey has revealed today. It shows that simple steps … Read more → – Less haste, less waste and a smaller waist

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Ciarán Devane confirmed as Non-Executive Director of NHS Commissioning Board Authority

Ciarán Devane is today confirmed as Non Executive Director of the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. He will take up post on1 January 2012. As Chief Exective of Macmillian Cancer Support, Ciarán has a very strong healthcare background plus extensive senior … Read more → – Ciarán Devane confirmed as Non-Executive Director of NHS Commissioning Board Authority

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More NHS funding to drive improvement

£91.6 billion to go direct to frontline NHS Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today announced that the NHS will get a funding boost of over £2.5 billion to provide services for patients in 2012-13. Next year, £91.6 billion will go direct … Read more → – More NHS funding to drive improvement

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Speech: 7 December 2011, Andrew Lansley, A Patient Centred NHS

Thank you, Hugh [Taylor, Chairman of Guy's and St Thomas']. Sometimes, with all of the arguments about modernisation and reform, it’s easy for people to get lost in the detail. To have arguments so brimming with jargon, so riddled with … Read more → – Speech: 7 December 2011, Andrew Lansley, A Patient Centred NHS

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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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