NHS leads as top election issue, finds poll

New polling has claimed that the NHS has overtaken Brexit as the most important electoral issue for adults in the UK.

Two thirds can expect to undertake unpaid care duties

Two thirds of UK adults can expect to care unpaid for a loved one in their lifetime, new figures suggest.

Half a million children not seeking mental health support

Almost half a million children who are worried about their feelings or behaviour are not asking anyone for help.

Two new 20mph zones get go-ahead in Leicester

Two communities in Leicester will get 20mph zones covering residential streets after local support for the road safety schemes.

‘Social prescribing’ exercise benefits smaller than thought

Researchers have argued that the so-called ‘social prescribing’ of exercise to patients may not yield the benefits hoped for.

Johnson delays corporation tax cuts to help fund NHS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to delay cuts to corporation tax to fund other ‘priorities’ like the NHS.

Third of adults experience a road collision or near miss

New research has revealed that nearly a third of adults were in a collision, or had a near miss, with a vehicle on a UK road in the past year.

Cities have opportunity to address climate crisis

City regions in the UK have the opportunity to address the escalating climate crisis whilst creating healthier and more liveable cities.

Children become less active each year of primary school

A new study has revealed a dramatic drop in children’s physical activity levels by the time they finish primary school.

More people than ever before turning to food banks

More people than ever are being forced to turn to food banks, following the steepest increase in emergency food parcel handouts in five years.

New wave of junk food set to hit the high street

A new report has stressed that the government must require planning policies to restrict new hot food takeaways near schools.

Dementia care costs to nearly treble in next two decades

The Alzheimer’s Society has said that the cost of social care for people with dementia will nearly treble over the next two decades.

1.5 million have an unmet need for social care

Approximately 1.5 million older people in England have an unmet need for social care, according to estimates from Age UK.

Cycling health referral scheme reaches 1,000 people

More than 1,000 people have now taken part in a referral scheme aimed at boosting their mental health through cycling.

SNP campaign centred around 'NHS Protection Bill'

The SNP is launching its election campaign with a headline promise to bring forward legislation to protect the NHS from privatisation.

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