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New institute to help narrow the health gap

A new University College London (UCL) Institute that aims to reduce health inequalities through action on social determinants was launched today. The UCL Institute of Health Equity, which will be … Read more → – New institute to help narrow the health gap

Designs help combat hospital bugs

Four new bedside furniture designs to reduce healthcare associated infections are available today for the NHS to purchase after testing showed positive patient and staff feedback. The new designs for … Read more → – Designs help combat hospital bugs

Designers try to reduce violence in A&E

Designers are working with the Department of Health to try to help reduce violence and aggression towards A&E staff. Designers and psychologists have helped identify the reasons patients might become … Read more → – Designers try to reduce violence in A&E

UK one of best prepared for pandemic

The UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011, which aims to ensure that the UK continues to be one of the best-prepared countries in the world, was published today. The updated … Read more → – UK one of best prepared for pandemic

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

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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

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

Improved mental health therapies for children

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One in ten children aged 5-16 years has a clinically diagnosable mental health problem. At any one time, more than a million children will have a diagnosable mental health disorder … Read more → – Improved mental health therapies for children