Funding for 12 authorities to tackle childhood obesity

13 local authorities will receive funding and support to develop innovative plans to reduce childhood obesity.

Public health cuts pose risk to children’s health

The RCPCH has published a new report warning that political uncertainty and public health cuts pose risk to progress in child health policy.

Traffic monitoring exercise to take place in Liverpool

For a week in February, a large traffic monitoring exercise is to be carried out in Liverpool as part of the council’s city-wide air quality

Cross-government suicide prevention plan published

The first cross-government suicide prevention plan has been published, with a focus on how social media can identify those at risk of suicide.

Screen time encouraging children’s inactivity

A new report has highlighted how children are increasingly choosing to spend hours indoors and on screens instead of playing outside.

Somerset scheme saves 7,500 nights in hospital

A pioneering scheme in Somerset has helped patients avoid 7,500 nights in hospital and freed up at least £2 million for other services.

Updated proposals for a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published updated proposals for a Zero Emission Zone in the city centre.

Quarter of carers report mental ill-health symptoms

Almost 27 per cent of 'sandwich carers' show symptoms of mental ill-health while caring for both sick, disabled or older relatives and children.

Ambitious strategy to tackle air pollution

The Environment Secretary has launched an ambitious strategy to tackle air pollution and reduce particulates across much of the country by 2030.

Poor NHS provision failing young people

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that the majority of young people with a mental health condition are not getting the treatment they need.

Government urged to appoint Minister for Hunger

MPs have said that the government should appoint a Minister for Hunger to ensure action on malnutrition and hunger.

Local government managing taxpayer money poorly

The number of local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is increasing.

New roads should prioritise pedestrians and cyclists

NICE has advised that pedestrians, cyclists and those who use public transport should be given priority when new roads are built or upgraded.

CPR could become compulsory in all schools

Damian Hinds has outlined plans for life-saving skills such as CPR and how to get help in a medical emergency to be taught in every school from 2020.

Changing Places to be mandatory in public buildings

The government has announced that new buildings and redevelopments will need to provide Changing Places toilets under new proposals.

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