Health Matters: A New Resource

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Health matters: a new resource to aid local public health professionals (Produced by PHE). Smoking and quitting in England is the first of a planned series that will help make the case for effective public health interventions. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/health-matters-a-new-resource-to-aid-local-public-health-professionals

IHPE Letter to David Cameron: PSHE Education

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Today, IHPE sent a letter to the Prime Minister David Cameron, which gave our position on PSHE education: The Institute of Health Promotion and Education thinks that a statutory and comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) programme should be … Continued

Motivate 2 Move 

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This is an excellent physical activity website. It was designed for general practitioners and their teams – but has great resources for many others who want to encourage people to be more active. Fact sheets are designed for different age … Continued

Public Health Cut is a Blunder Too Far.

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David Brindle (Guardian September 2nd) highlighted the cut of £200 million in public health funding, amounting to 6.2% cuts in local councils public health budgets. For international readers, public health in England is located in local councils rather than in … Continued

Exercise and Young People

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There can be no challenge to the idea that exercise is a major element in any strategy to combat obesity and important for many other aspects of physical health as well as mental health. While important across the lifespan childhood … Continued

Educating About Antibiotics

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In an earlier newsletter we drew attention to a Finnish paper discussing the importance of education about use of medicines in school health education. With growing concerns about antimicrobial resistance recent NICE Guidance to health professionals calls for them to … Continued

Action on Sugar

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Public Health England has called for sugar-sweetened drinks to be cut from children’s daily diets and Jamie Oliver and others are calling a for a heavy tax on sugary drinks. Others have questioned the degree of focus on the single … Continued

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