Better routes home from school can tackle childhood obesity

80 per cent of the public would put an end to the school children discounts offered by unhealthy fast food outlets near schools.

Too many carers going without seeing a doctor

New figures from Carers UK have revealed that unpaid carers are unable to see a doctor because they can’t get a break from caring.

Social care assistance not consistent across Wales

The Auditor General for Wales has claimed that information, advice and assistance on adult social care is not consistently effective across Wales.

Councils call for public health support from nurses funding

Councils say recent nurse funding to improve their training and skills should be expanded to cover public health workers.

Government failing to invest in the nation’s health

A new report has claimed that the government is failing to invest in the nation’s health by too often focusing on short-term spending.

Research highlights ‘disastrous' care worker black hole

New figures have found that England’s troubled social care sector has a 'disastrous' staffing ‘black hole’ of 75,000 vacancies.

Hearing loops in public spaces for Southampton

Southampton City Council is collaborating to help provide hearing loop systems for small businesses and GP surgeries across the city for free.

Premium urged on preventative care budgets

Localis has recommended that ministers should put a premium on preventative care budgets and fix public health funding.

London’s electric bus fleet the largest in Europe

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the capital’s electric bus fleet is becoming the largest in Europe.  

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink

Taxing high sugar snacks might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks.

Powerful action to end childhood obesity in London

London’s Child Obesity Taskforce wants every child in the capital to grow up eating healthily, drinking plenty of water and being physically active.

Radical shake up of broken social care system urged

The APPG on Social Care has demanded a radical shake-up of England’s ‘broken’ social care system to avoid its total collapse.

Record number of mental health first aiders trained

Britain is training record numbers of workplace ‘mental health first aiders’ to confront a sharp rise in people expressing mental distress.

Government must act to stabilise and reform adult social care

The Health Foundation has stressed that the new government must urgently act to stabilise and reform adult social care in England.

Housing-with-care services deliver big NHS savings

Southampton City Council has revealed that its housing-with-care schemes are saving the NHS £330,000 per year.

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