The Department of Health has announced a new £816 million investment to fund NHS research into mental health, dementia and antimicrobial resistance.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is campaigning for a ‘new deal’ to alleviate poverty in the UK by 2030.

Doctors prescribing outdoor exercise to patients would see more people doing physical activity, councils claim.

The Women and Equalities Committee has warned that ‘urgent action’ is needed to protect expectant mothers at work from discrimination.

A lack of money and further expected budget cuts is putting parks in Brighton and Hove at risk, according to the City Council.

According to survey by Citizens Advice, three out of five people who have withdrawn money from their pension savings have not planned for how they will meet future care costs.

Wigan council has launched a new fully-funded eighteen month fitness programme in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

Leading doctors and councils have labelled the government’s strategy to tackle childhood obesity in England as ‘weak’.

According to a study by Prestige Nursing + Care, the annual cost of a care home for elderly people has risen to over £30,000 annually, increasing well above the rate of pensioner incomes.

Liverpool City Council is considering plans to limit the number of fast food takeaways in the region, in a bid to reduce the number of people becoming obese.

Cambridge County Council has launched a six week consultation to help develop a healthy weight strategy, after figures showed one in five residents were obese.

A report by think-tank IPPR has argued that the devolution of health will not succeed unless Westminster relinquishes some control.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for tougher action on illegal tattooists who offer cheap prices in order to offer their services to young people under the age of 18.

Fife Council has offered an ‘amnesty’ on walking frames in the hope retrieving thousands of disability aids from people who no longer need them.

Liverpool City Council and Cancer Research UK have combined efforts to increase awareness of skin cancer and ensure the disease is firmly on the local authority’s health agenda.

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