Living well

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

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

Watch the quit smoking TV ad

The Department’s second wave of its advertising campaign featuring real children, not actors, talking about how worried they are about their parents’ smoking, is running currently. The adverts encourage smokers to order … Read more → – Watch the quit smoking TV ad

All children really want this Christmas is their parents to quit smoking

Young boy looking into distance

As the Department launches a second wave of its advertising campaign aimed at getting loved ones to quit smoking, new research reveals children’s anti-smoking attitudes. Featuring real children, not actors, … Read more → – All children really want this Christmas is their parents to quit smoking

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

Bowel cancer awareness campaign to go national

The first ever cancer campaign to increase awareness of bowel cancer will start in January following a successful trial. The ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ awareness ads will aim to make … Read more → – Bowel cancer awareness campaign to go national

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Join a Walk4Life event near you

walk4life

Change4Life is launching a new campaign encouraging adults to get active, starting with ITV’s Walk4Life Day on Sunday 25 September. Walking is a free, fun and flexible way to get … Read more → – Join a Walk4Life event near you

High street starts counting the calories

Counting the calories

Today sees a new milestone for the Public Health Responsibility Deal, the Government’s new approach to tackling public health concerns through working in partnership with business and charities. A key … Read more → – High street starts counting the calories