Living well

All the public health news and publications from the Department relating to adults from 18 years of age.

Smokers get help to quit

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A national TV and radio advertising campaign has been launched today to encourage smokers to quit. From today smokers can pick up a new and improved NHS Quit Kit from … Read more → – Smokers get help to quit

Snow wardens and winter workers to help people keep safe this winter

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Tens of thousands of people across the country will get help during the cold weather following 163 successful proposals from councils for a share of £20 million of Government funding … Read more → – Snow wardens and winter workers to help people keep safe this winter

Health Survey for England released

The 20th annual Health Survey for England has been published by the NHS Information Centre for health and social care. The Health Survey for England series was designed to monitor … Read more → – Health Survey for England released

Be Clear on Cancer – national campaign to promote earlier diagnosis of bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is one of the biggest killers and this tumour is an area where there is scope for improvement in outcomes. Over 90% of bowel cancer patients diagnosed with … Read more → – Be Clear on Cancer – national campaign to promote earlier diagnosis of bowel cancer

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year

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To mark the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week today, the Chief Medical Officer is highlighting the serious health impact of carbon monoxide poisoning. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical … Read more → – Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year

Winterwatch keeps public up-to-date

A nationwide information service to help keep everyone safe and well this winter was launched today by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. The online hub will provide … Read more → – Winterwatch keeps public up-to-date

Hospitals urged to think hard before using antibiotics

Caption reads: If you have a cough, cold, flu or sore throat, don't ask for antibiotics. This is a video still showing a duck heading in the direction of a signpost that says 'quack'

Doctors and nurses are being asked to think twice before they prescribe antibiotics in a bid to prevent patients from being given them too much and developing resistance to these … Read more → – Hospitals urged to think hard before using antibiotics