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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Statistical releases on breastfeeding and on smoking

The Department today published the latest quarterly statistics on: breastfeeding initiation and prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks – Quarter 2, 2011/12 smoking at delivery – Quarter 2, 2011/12 Key … Read more → – Statistical releases on breastfeeding and on smoking

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

National Child Measurement Programme key findings published

The latest results from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) were published by the NHS Information Centre today. The 2010/11 school year report includes analysis of the prevalence of underweight, healthy weight, … Read more → – National Child Measurement Programme key findings published

Organ Donation: Working together to saves lives

The Working together to saves lives: The Organ Donation Taskforce Implementation Programme’s Final Report, 2011 was published today. This is the final report of the Taskforce’s Programme Delivery Board and … Read more → – Organ Donation: Working together to saves lives

Nutrition ‘Interested Parties’ letter published

The European Commission’s Working Group meeting on nutrition and health claims was held on 28 November 2011. Information on this and other issues related to nutrition that have been distributed … Read more → – Nutrition ‘Interested Parties’ letter published

Mortality Monitoring bulletin update

The Department of Health today published an updated version of its annual mortality monitoring bulletin on infant mortality. Key findings between 2008-10, the infant mortality rate in England and Wales … Read more → – Mortality Monitoring bulletin update

Nutrition Interested Parties letters

The Department represents the UK at meetings in Brussels to develop EU legislation on food supplements, fortified foods and nutrition and health claims. Letters have been circulated to interested parties … Read more → – Nutrition Interested Parties letters