In late 2015 I wrote about a new programme that aims to explore local systems and design new approaches to prevent and tackle obesity.
Cancer in children under the age of 15 is rare and accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in England. Around 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.
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 hope our latest edition of Health Matters – on the subject of “Combating high blood pressure” – will help you and other health professionals by compiling key facts, figures and evidence of effective interventions.
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.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects around seven million people in the UK and is the most important cause of preventable, early disability and death, affecting individuals, their families and communities.
Welcome to the latest edition of Health Matters, a resource for local authorities and health professionals, which focuses on improving the prevention, detection and management of high blood pressure.