Preventing suicide: WHO Global Imperative, September 2016

On the 6th September the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a series of documents in line with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. They highlight the fact that every 40 seconds someone dies from suicide, that this figure does not include those that attempt suicide, and that the majority[…]

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Childhood Obesity UK- Plan for Action (August 2016)

On the 18th August the UK Government released a long awaited plan for tackling childhood obesity. The paper represents the government’s intention to tackle obesity by encouraging: industries to cut down the amount of sugar in food and drinks primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active

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A developing NICE guideline to reduce STIs

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have drafted a new guidance due to be revised on the 16th September; it urges local councils across the UK to increase the availability of condoms in an attempt to reduce sexually transmitted infections. Whilst Chlamydia rates have been seen to[…]

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No Smoking Day, March 2015

No smoking day 2015 was celebrated outside the ICC- advanced nurse practitioner Elizabeth Borges once again teamed up with the health promotion department for the event.

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