Regional disparity in smoking household rates

New analysis of national data has found that the proportion of smokers living in poverty is highest in the north and Midlands.

NHS mental health access for children a ‘postcode lottery’

The Children’s Commissioner for England has claimed that children’s access to specialist NHS mental health services remains ‘a postcode lottery’.

Surge in children with mental health problems

The number of children with mental health problems seen by social workers has surged by a quarter since before the coronavirus pandemic.

Scotland sets up £1m fund to support social care staff

A new £1 million fund has been established by the Scottish Government to support projects which look after the well-being of staff working in social care.

Stark levels of health inequality between rural and urban areas

An investigation has found stark levels of inequality between rural and urban areas when it comes to health and social care services.

Walking and cycling on  prescription possible in West Midlands

More patients across the West Midlands could be given cycling and walking on prescription after a pilot showed improvements in physical and mental health.

Campaign launched in Leeds to promote careers in care

People are being encouraged to apply for a range of health and social care roles as part of a new recruitment campaign launched in Leeds.

Social care restrictions eased following booster success

The government has announced that restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of Omicron in adult social care will now be eased.

Barnardo's urges amendment to Health & Care Bill

Barnardo’s has warned that the government’s Health and Care Bill may mean more sick and disabled adults are discharged from hospital into the sole care of children.

£8 million from NHS England to support secondary schools

New multi-million-pound funding from NHS England will enable all schools to fully support the in-school vaccination programme.

Local council support for smokers better than pre-pandemic

More than three quarters of local authorities were providing some form of dedicated specialist service for smokers last year.

Civil servants to lead the way in returning to offices

Steve Barclay has tasked departments across government with ensuring their offices can return quickly to full occupancy.

Public health services at risk, say council leaders

A lack of certainty around councils’ public health funding this year risks exacerbating the growing crisis of demand for support services.

Funding boost in effort to vaccinate vulnerable communities

Community Vaccine Champions will be tapping into their local networks and encouraging people in their community to come forward and get vaccinated.

NHS Food Scanner App to improve children’s diet

The government's New Better Health campaign includes a new NHS Food Scanner App to help parents improve their children's diet.


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