Living well

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

Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes

Health Minister Anna Soubry discusses the importance of improving care and outcomes for people with respiratory disease as the introduction to the Better Value, Better Outcomes national respiratory learning event. … Read more → – Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes

Personal health budgets DVD now available to professionals

“Three years on: Stories from the pilot programme”, a DVD of patient and clinician experiences with personal health budgets, is now available to health and social care professionals. Seven patients, … Read more → – Personal health budgets DVD now available to professionals

EU guidance on tolerance and analysis of fibre available

An alert to the publication of EU guidance on methods of analysis for fibre and application of tolerance to nutrition declarations was circulated to interested parties on 15 February 2013. … Read more → – EU guidance on tolerance and analysis of fibre available

Improvements announced in NHS prosthetic care for war veterans

NHS services across the country are set to benefit from additional funding to improve prosthetic and rehabilitation services for ex-servicemen and women. The government is making £11 million available over … Read more → – Improvements announced in NHS prosthetic care for war veterans

Change4Life alcohol campaign urges us to check our drinking

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Change4Life’s latest alcohol campaign aims to raise awareness of the health risks associated with drinking too much and urges people to check their drinking and take steps to cut down. … Read more → – Change4Life alcohol campaign urges us to check our drinking

Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Regarding bute in horsemeat, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said: “Horsemeat containing phenylbutazone presents a very low risk to human health. “Phenylbutazone, known as bute, is a commonly … Read more → – Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Horsemeat in UK food chain: reminder to NHS commissioned care providers

Providers of NHS commissioned care are being reminded of their responsibility to ensure they have rigorous processes in place with suppliers. Lyn Simpson, Director of NHS Operations, has written to … Read more → – Horsemeat in UK food chain: reminder to NHS commissioned care providers