Help staff become active in fight against obesity

NICE is encouraging employers to help their staff become active in fight against obesity.

Too many in UK are suffering from preventable ill-health

Action of prevention is needed immediately as too many people in the UK are suffering from preventable ill-health.

The health effects of Sure Start recognised

New IFS research has found that Sure Start centres have has largely positive impacts and brought big benefits for children’s health.

Serious trends and inequalities in sexual health hidden

Sexual health must be sufficiently funded on a national level, to deliver high quality sexual health services and information.

Social care funding gap of £4.4bn pending

There will be a social care funding gap of £4.4 billion in England in 2023/24 to meet rising demand and address critical staffing shortages.

Fragile nature of adult social care services revealed

Councils will need to spend £6.1bn per year more in 2025 on adult social care services compared to what they were spending a decade ago.

Joined up health care for Hertfordshire

A job-share partnership of senior health and social care leaders has been announced in Hertfordshire.

Personal care should be freely available for over-65s

The IPPR is urging the government to introduce free social care to people over 65, funded by a 2p tax rise.

‘Broken’ care system letting patients down

The CQC has highlighted how patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a ‘broken’ care system.

Recognise air pollution as occupational health hazard

The British Safety Council has urged the government to recognise air pollution as an occupational health hazard.

‘Care deserts’ emerging as system falls apart

An analysis carried out for Age UK has prompted warning that the system for looking after frail older people in England is falling apart.

Promoting good health is an important investment

PHE and CIPFA are collaborating to make the case that prevention and promoting good health is an important investment for our country.

Inequalities in pay is threatening democracy

The IFS has warned that inequalities in pay and opportunities in the UK are becoming so extreme they are threatening democracy.

Two-fold difference in mental health spend across England

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, it has been revealed that there is nearly a two-fold difference in mental health spending across England.

Funding for rough sleepers with substance abuse

Adults who are sleeping rough and living with mental illness and substance misuse are set to benefit from £1.9 million of funding.

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