Ageing well

All the news and publications from the Department relating to people aged 45 or older.

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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

Remember to get your flu jab

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is reminding everyone in an at-risk group to come forward and join the estimated seven million people who have already had the … Read more → – Remember to get your flu jab

Plan launched to keep us healthy this winter

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The ‘Cold weather plan for England’, which aims to protect people’s health throughout the cold winter months, was launched today – the official start of winter. The cross-Government initiative reminds … Read more → – Plan launched to keep us healthy this winter

Research on safeguarding adults by SCIE

Two reports have been published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on the issue of safeguarding adults. They were both commissioned by the Department of Health. Governance of … Read more → – Research on safeguarding adults by SCIE

Winter flu vaccination programme begins

From today, millions of people in at risk groups are urged to get vaccinated, as the seasonal flu vaccine is made available free of charge from GPs for people in … Read more → – Winter flu vaccination programme begins