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Health and Wellbeing

Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate

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 …

Making HIV testing part of how we care for ourselves

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HIV remains a major source of harm to people’s health, much of which is avoidable.  There are more HIV tests being performed in England than at any time in the three decades we’ve been battling this virus. That’s welcome, but …