Leeds City Council - Archive (Public health)

2019
22
March
2019
As part of new national capital funding awarded by Public Health England (PHE) to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol, Leeds will be extending the existing programme of alcoholic liver disease testing through the purchase of three Fib...
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01
February
2019
Organisations and individuals are being encouraged to play their part in helping Leeds become healthier by signing a pledge to promote healthy weight. In Leeds, around one in ten children in reception year, one in five children in year five and a ...
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2018
20
November
2018
With a successful record of delivering the NHS Health Check programme at a level almost ten percent higher than the national average, Leeds is looking to improve uptake of the checks - aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, kidne...
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12
November
2018
Former smokers in Leeds are a growing band new figures show, as the annual Stoptober campaign comes to an end. Leeds smoking rates are continuing to fall and are now the lowest in West Yorkshire new data released by Public Health England shows. ...
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28
September
2018
Leeds backs national Stoptober campaign to help smokers quit Smokers in Leeds are being encouraged to ‘find their best way to quit’ this Stoptober, with a range of extra support and advice being offered through One You Leeds. 400,000 smokers qu...
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13
July
2018
With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time ever, most people now live in cities*. ...
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21
March
2018
Prospects for continuing improvements to people’s health in Leeds are under threat according to the latest annual report from Leeds Director of Public Health, Dr Ian Cameron, “Nobody Left Behind: Good Health and A Strong Economy”. Dr Cameron’s rep...
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09
March
2018
A regional campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco sales is being backed by Leeds City Council as part of ‘Keep it Out’ in the run up to ‘No Smoking Day’ on 14 March. Councils across West Yorkshire, the North East and Hull are linking up to tack...
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2017
28
September
2017
A new report from Leeds City Council’s public health team has reviewed mental health needs in the city and makes recommendations to improve access to healthcare and unequal health outcomes. With more than 100,000 people in Leeds estimated to exper...
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23
May
2017
A new plan to support Leeds families and their children achieve a healthy weight has been launched today. The Leeds Child Healthy Weight Plan was launched at a special event at Leeds Civic Hall today, Tuesday 23 May. As well as launching the ne...
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14
March
2017
A new way of delivering interventions to improve the health of the poorest ten per cent of Leeds will use expert knowledge and community expertise to change lives for the better. Focussing on the areas of the city which have the ten percent of most d...
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23
January
2017
The latest statistics from NHS Digital have alarmingly revealed that last year more than a quarter (26%) of women in Leeds aged 25-64 who are eligible for a cervical screening test did not book in or attend their smear test. The data has found tha...
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2016
17
November
2016
The NHS, sexual health charities and Leeds City Council are gearing up for National HIV Testing week starting on 19th November. Now in its fifth year, the week increases opportunities across the city for people to get tested for HIV and learn more...
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19
October
2016
The changing face of public health over the past 150 years features in the 2016 report from Leeds City Council’s Director of Public Health, Dr Ian Cameron. The report has been developed in partnership with the Thackray Medical Museum where a special ...
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12
October
2016
People across Leeds are getting a chance to try innovative touchscreen technology to access free health advice from special ‘One You’ kiosks. The kiosks allow users to take the popular ‘How Are You’ test devised by Public Health England, which can...
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29
September
2016
A highly regarded study of suicide used to understand who is at risk and where help can be targeted is being published on 29th September to coincide with a launch event at the city’s Town Hall. The suicide audit completed by public health professi...
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09
September
2016
As part of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10th September, Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service and Leeds City Council are among partners who have arranged an event at Leeds City Museum. Entitled "Suicide, we know it happens... Let's talk ab...
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13
July
2016
Up to 100 objects are being found in recycling waste in Leeds every month which pose a real risk to the workers who sort it. Leeds City Council and local health organisations are teaming up to raise awareness of the importance of safe disposal of nee...
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11
July
2016
People across Leeds are invited to play their part in making Leeds the best city for health and wellbeing after leaders endorsed a new health and wellbeing strategy. Following a wide range of contributions from local people and experts, the focus of ...
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21
June
2016
A new campaign to reduce the number of injuries caused by preventable falls could improve the quality of life for thousands of older people living in Leeds, preventing them from needing to visit a hospital and reducing health and care costs. Almos...
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27
May
2016
In the wake of new laws about tobacco packaging, health leaders from across Leeds have united to back a message of support for those wanting to kick tobacco into touch on 31st May, World No Tobacco Day. Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Cou...
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27
May
2016
Public health experts have chosen Leeds City Council’s Director of Public Health annual report for the prestigious best annual report award at the annual Association of Directors of Public Health conference. The award is important because it recog...
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18
May
2016
Health experts and city leaders have welcomed the introduction of standardised packaging coming into force this week. From 20th May 2016 legislation about tobacco packaging changes and all tobacco products manufactured for sale in the UK must comp...
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11
May
2016
Mums and dads-to-be are being supported to get pregnancy help and advice in the first stages of parenthood sent straight to their pockets as Leeds sees the launch of a range of support from parenting experts. A new local toolkit has been developed...
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01
March
2016
Health and wellbeing leaders in Leeds are backing the relaunch of a West Yorkshire Trading Standards campaign aimed at reducing supply and demand for illegal tobacco, including stopping dealers who sell to children, being launched on 1st March. Il...
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12
February
2016
Cuts to funding from government for public health work in Leeds mean the city will have millions of pounds less to spend on preventative health care over the next three years it has been confirmed. The confirmation of the government’s final figure...
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12
January
2016
At an urgent meeting of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board, senior figures from the city’s health and care community outlined plans to deal with significant reductions in the public health grant following the government spending review. With further...
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2015
17
December
2015
New signs will be appearing in Leeds from January urging people not to smoke near areas where children play. The signs will feature artwork provided by local children following a competition run in conjunction with the Yorkshire Evening Post. The ...
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10
December
2015
Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked to invest a million pounds in innovative technology that will help older people live safely and independently at home. At a meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board next week, members will be asked ...
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04
December
2015
New guidance for those working in or with the media has been launched in Leeds as part of a joint initiative between the National Union of Journalists, Leeds City Council and the city’s Strategic Suicide Prevention Group. Following concerns about ...
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