Obesity rates among the general population are increasing, rising from 15% in 1993 to 26% in 2014.
Health and Wellbeing
Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate
London has shown leadership in driving down smoking rates, but with 16% of the capital’s population still smoking there is still more to be done.
The millions of interactions that paramedics and ambulance staff have with patients and the public provide a valuable opportunity to improve health and wellbeing among the most vulnerable people in society.
In late 2015 I wrote about a new programme that aims to explore local systems and design new approaches to prevent and tackle obesity.
A few months ago I wrote to all NHS Trusts in England asking for their commitment to work with PHE towards a completely tobacco-free NHS.
Many of us will have taken a few days off to recover from winter coughs and colds in the past couple of months – but how many would admit to needing time off to recover from an attack of anxiety …
Allied health professionals (AHPs) make up the third largest workforce in the NHS, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, paramedics, podiatrists, orthoptists, speech and language therapists, radiographers, art therapists, music therapists, drama therapists, prosthetists and orthotists.
We've published an evidence review of the outcomes that can be expected of drug misuse treatment in England, which was commissioned by the Department of Health in 2015 and has helped inform the forthcoming government Drugs Strategy. How England drug …
The cervical screening programme in England prevents an estimated 4,500 deaths from cervical cancer every year and a change in the testing process is set to further increase accuracy – and reduce anxiety – for women in the near future.
Falling over can happen to anyone, but for older people the risk is particularly high and the consequences potentially severe, including distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality.