One in 20 teachers reporting mental health problems

One in 20 teachers in England are reporting a long-lasting mental health problem and their well-being has not improved over the past three decades.

Growing link between air pollution and youth respiratory problems

A joint report has highlighted increasing evidence linking indoor air pollution and respiratory problems in children.

Leisure centres in need of urgent investment

The LGA has revealed that nearly two thirds of leisure centres across England are outdated and in need of urgent new investment from government.

Londoners deserve GP surgeries ‘fit for the 21st century’

London boroughs are calling for a transformation of the capital’s ageing GP and primary care premises.

Unequal risks of mental ill health need closing

New briefing urges the government to take concerted action to address the unequal risk of mental ill health in the UK.

Emergency admissions for dementia patients up a third

The Alzheimer’s Society has revealed the strain on the NHS of people with dementia unnecessarily ending up in hospitals.

Manchester an early adopter of Hackitt’s Review

Manchester City Council is one of the first local authority ‘early adopters’ of the Hackitt Review’s recommendations for building safety.

Campaign to show impact of flooding on mental health launched

The Environment Agency has launched a new campaign to highlight the impact flood damage has on mental health.

Proposals for data-driven health improvements in Liverpool

Proposals have been announced for a project that could improve a number of health areas in Liverpool through better use of data.

Two million renters made ill by housing concerns

Almost one in four private renters have felt physically ill or sick because of housing problems or worries in the last year, according to Shelter.

Food Watchdog needed to combat food insecurity

A new briefing has revealed that 400,000 children in London cannot access or afford enough nutritious food.

Funding shortages put smoke free 2030 target at risk

Action on Smoking and Health has argued that the government’s smokefree 2030 target is at risk because of a lack of funding for tobacco control.

Johnson backtracks on social care solution pledge

Boris Johnson has admitted he does not have a worked-up plan to end the social care crisis and that a solution could be five years away.

£6bn NHS backlog on infrastructure spending

The NHS is missing out on tens of millions of pounds from housing developers because councils are failing to ask for the funds.

Air quality-related heart attacks could exceed 160,000 by 2030

Heart and circulatory disease deaths attributed to particulate matter air pollution could exceed 160,000 over the next decade in the UK.

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