Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Over 1.8 million people in UK have it, but two in five people (43%) with psoriasis are afraid to go outside for fear of being judged Over one in 10 won’t go on holiday (14%), or to the gym (14%) and more than one in 20 won’t go out to meet friends (7%), due to the physical and emotional impact of the debilitating condition Furthermore, 50% of people admitted they feel embarrassed to talk about their lifelong battle with psoriasis and a quarter...

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New study in The BMJ: Weight Watchers Diabetes Prevention Programme significantly reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

 A new, 1 year UK-based study published today (Tuesday 17th October) in The BMJ, Open Diabetes and Research and Care indicates that overweight and obese adults at risk of developing type 2 diabetes who were referred to Weight Watchers®, the world’s leading community based weight management provider, lost significantly more weight and saw greater reductions in their blood sugar levels than the level defined as success recommended by Public...

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Think tank welcomes ‘common sense approach that will save lives this winter’

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement’s announcement that employers of social care workers will no longer need to pay to have their employees vaccinated against the flu, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) has praised the long-called for decision. Whilst NHS staff were already offered the vaccination for free to protect patients and the public, the Government recommended that...

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Looking to the future, is it just too trendy?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

After decades of short term funding, reactive policy making and short planning cycles we should be delighted to finally see genuine moves to longer term thinking with things like the establishment of the Foresight projects in England and the Well-being of Future Generations Act in Wales. And these do seem to have helped to stimulate policy makers and public sector organisations to at least start to think and plan for the longer term. For...

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Barnsley is pioneering a multi agency initiative to tackle poor mental health among children.

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Mental health practitioners are being embedded in secondary schools across Barnsley in a pioneering multi agency initiative to tackle poor mental health among children. The £1.3m scheme is being funded by Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group and delivered in all 10 Barnsley secondary schools by Wellspring Academy Trust, an agenda-setting multi academy trust which operates schools across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Teams of mental health nurses...

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