1,600 children now living with type 2 diabetes

A new NHS Digital report has revealed that nearly 16,00 children and young people in England are now living with type 2 diabetes.

Consultation launched on public sector reform in Scotland

A consultation has been launched to seek the public’s views ahead of the creation of a National Care Service in Scotland.

People face being kept in hospital longer than needed

People who are ready to be discharged from hospital risk end up staying longer than needed if vital additional funding is not confirmed this month.

Licensing powers need to cover public health

The LGA says that giving councils the powers to consider the public health impact of licensing decisions is vital to protect communities from harm.

Leaders call for investment in grassroots sport facilities

The legacy of Team GB’s success during the Tokyo Olympics risks being lost without further investment in grassroots and community sport facilities.

Smoking responsible for twice as many cancers in deprived areas

Smoking is responsible for nearly twice as many cancer cases in lower income groups compared to higher income groups.

Loneliness and mistrust in government on the rise

A new Carnegie UK report has highlighted an increase in loneliness and a worrying decline in trust in government.

Pandemic has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities

The pandemic has created a ‘perfect storm’ of existing inequality, leading to higher rates of coronavirus infections amongst the most disadvantaged people.

Government urged to launch a children activity campaign

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has urged the government to renew efforts to get people exercising.

Daily contact testing expands to 2,000 sites

The government has expanded daily contact testing with 1,200 new sites across frontline sectors, helping to avoid disruption to crucial services.

Water safety should start in the classroom, say councils

The LGA has said that all young people need to better understand the dangers of cold water shock and the risks posed by tides and currents.

PHE launches latest Better Health campaign

Public Health England has launched the latest Better Health campaign to encourage people to lose excess weight and get active this summer.

Response to pandemic has ‘exposed the taxpayer’

MPs have said that the government’s response to the pandemic has exposed the taxpayer to ‘significant financial risks for decades to come’.

Daily contact testing rolled out to critical workers

Further targeted daily contact testing is being rolled out in England to frontline emergency services and some transport workers.

Public urged to continue protecting family and friends

The government has launched a new campaign to remind public of importance of continuing healthy behaviours to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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