NHS England has been accused of a “crude” attempt to engineer a “land grab” after its NHS long-term plan suggested a diminished role for local government in public health.
Primary and community care’s share of the NHS England budget will rise in the long-term plan, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock announced today.
The lead researcher on a landmark public health study has said NHS England must look beyond cancer and heart disease and invest in preventing back pain, skin diseases and poor mental health which are leading causes of ill health.
The chief executive of Public Health England has called for a blanket smoking ban on all hospital grounds to strengthen the NHS’s role in preventing ill health.
Alcohol, smoking and poor childhood diets are among public health issues that should be targeted by the next government, doctors have said.
The government is to reconsider introducing plain packaging for cigarettes.
A quarter of Public Health England’s marketing budget will be spent on stopping smoking
Janet Atherton has been named as the next president of the Association of the Directors of Public Health.
The Department of Health has appointed two media agencies to manage its public health awareness campaigns in a bid to “streamline” its approach to communications.
Primary care trusts will be monitored to ensure they are maintaining “appropriate” investment in local public health services during the transition to council control.
People need to be honest with themselves about how much they eat and drink in order to tackle obesity, the government has said.
A ban on vending machines selling tobacco that comes into force in England today will reduce the access children have to cigarettes and cut down the number of young smokers, it is hoped.
A new report which found that tobacco control programmes can cut health care costs has been hailed by anti-smoking campaigners Ash Scotland.
The number of people trying to quit smoking via NHS services has roughly trebled in the last decade but success rates have fallen, figures show.
An audit of lung cancer care has found wide regional variation in the number of patients receiving treatment.
The perceived independence of public health advice could be compromised if Public Health England becomes an integrated government department, existing agencies have warned.
A watchdog has called for a government rethink after discovering the NHS is set to axe the collection of key data on smoking, drinking and other health issues to cut costs.
The number of youngsters in Scotland drinking alcohol at least once a week has fallen by more than a third over the last decade, according to a study.
New plans to drastically reduce smoking levels in Wales have been announced.