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Health and Wellbeing

Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate

Are allied health professionals the next major public health workforce?

I certainly think so.  There are over 80,000 allied health professionals (AHPs) working across the NHS, local government, education, private and voluntary sector organisations in England.  This is equivalent to at least a million contacts with the public each week.  …

Joining up national commissioning for sexual and reproductive health and HIV services

Yesterday, NICE published public health guidance on contraceptive services for young people, which will be a valuable new resource for local teams looking to deliver tailored sexual health services at convenient locations for under 25s, which provide easy access to …

Tackling the epidemic of non-communicable diseases

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Health and wellbeing boards up and down the country are leading local efforts to reduce premature mortality, helping people and communities move towards better health and reducing demand on hard-pressed local authority and health resources. Tackling the epidemic of chronic …