In the absence of counter-arguments, we can’t really be sure what the public thinks about state action on unhealthy lifestyles.
Posts Tagged: Public Health
Anna Firth: Local Government, not central Government, has the power and the tools to combat loneliness
In Sevenoaks, we are using public health funding to pay for advisors working in GP surgeries to help tackle the non-medical causes why people visit their doctor.
We need a comprehensive plan for adult social care, complemented by a national strategy for preventing avoidable ill-health in later life.
“We are taking a public health approach…This Summit is our next step in ensuring we do tackle serious youth violence.”
Matt Hancock: 75 years on, let’s celebrate how we Conservatives were the original Party of the NHS. And are still serving it today.
It was Henry Willink, supported by Churchill, who declared the NHS should be “free at the point of delivery, according to need not ability to pay.”
Rachel Wolf: On policy, it’s not the Independent Group that’s driven to the margins. It’s the Conservative Right.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
Steve Double: May has misread the mood of the country over free movement. Now is the time to drop hostile rhetoric.
There is a now a window of opportunity for a better, more sensible and cross-party debate than the one we had in the referendum campaign.
In Sevenoaks District Council we contact people that regularly miss appointments to find out why and how we can help.
The long-term dividends for individuals, local services, employers, and the Exchequer can far outweigh initial costs.
Davies faces an overflowing in-tray, but DCMS does not have the power to address many of the biggest challenges facing the sector.
“We need a radical shift in the NHS, from a hospital service for the ill, to a service to keep us healthy.” – Hancock’s speech, full text
“Over just the last year, emergency admissions at A&E have increased by 6.6 per cent. This rate of growth of demand is simply unsustainable.”
E-cigarettes are a great innovation for public health, but they are threatened by bad EU regulation.
Public health and environmental health look the likeliest sources. Shifting everyone to the equivalent of PAYE and taxing the biggest businesses must also be targets.
Ben Bradley: To get the greatest benefit from extra NHS funding, resist the temptation to spend it all on hospitals
From community services and mental health treatment, to alleviating PFI debt, the extra cash must be used to prepare the health service for the future.
Rebecca Pow: Reconnecting young people with the natural world would bring benefits to mental and physical health
From creating more green and blue spaces, to GPs prescribing walks and gardening, nature can be a soothing, healing influence.