The European Union process of assessing whether medical devices are fit for public use are “inconsistent and opaque”, researchers have claimed.
A quarter of Public Health England’s marketing budget will be spent on stopping smoking
Cancer patients face “wide and persistent” variations in survival rates depending on where they live, officials said.
The handover of responsibility for public health from primary care trusts to local authorities could be a “car crash”, the Labour party has warned.
Concerns have been raised that some bodies introduced under the NHS reforms have not considered the needs of dying people.
The threat posed by antibiotic resistance should be ranked alongside terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the government’s chief medical officer has said.
The chief executive of Public Health England has urged a fundamental rethink of how illness and wellbeing are perceived, stating: “The NHS is not the same as health.”
Almost a third of public health director posts could be unfilled when councils take control of the £2.7bn service in April, according to research by the Association of Directors of Public Health.
A group of council representatives set up to negotiate local government’s new public health role with the Department of Health will continue to run for another year.
The number of children admitted to hospital with symptoms of asthma has fallen since the ban on smoking in enclosed public places came into effect, a study has found.
The Department of Health has almost doubled some councils’ public health allocations, according to research which reveals authorities in the relatively wealthy south and east are among the biggest winners.
Women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication on the NHS under new plans outlined by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
Fewer than four in 10 people are aware that the vast majority of HIV infections in the UK are caused by unsafe sex, a survey has revealed.
Councils’ budgets for public health will rise to £2.66bn this year and almost £2.8bn in 2014-15, the Department of Health has announced.
New research has revealed nearly a quarter of all adults in Britain feel stressed on a daily basis and another quarter experience such feelings every few days.
Older people have suffered “an abominable betrayal” over social care, a leading public health doctor has said.
Councils will be told of their public health budgets by 11 January – and will be given above-inflation increases in the next two years, the head of Public Health England has said.
Around 100,000 people were struck down with the winter vomiting bug over Christmas, latest figures suggested as it emerged the number of confirmed cases was 72 per cent higher than this time last year.
More than one in four young people in work admits to feeling down or depressed “always” or “often”, with this figure rising to nearly half amongst their unemployed peers, according to research released by a youth charity.
The Department of Health was set to announce an extra £400m for councils’ public health budgets – but called this off at the last minute.
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