Tag Archives: public health

New Devon-wide drug and alcohol partnership chosen

A partnership of EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), Devon Doctors and Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) has been successful in its bid to deliver drug and alcohol services in communities across Devon.

Posted on: 9 February 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

‘100-calorie snacks, 2 a day max’ – new campaign targets sugar-laden snacks

Half of children’s sugar intake – currently around seven sugar cubes a day – comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, which can lead to obesity and tooth decay. A new Change4Life campaign aims to promote healthier snacks and give families easy choices to encourage their children to reduce the amount of sugar in their diets.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Those at ‘high risk’ of HIV are urged to get tested

Groups or communities that are most at risk of contracting HIV are advised to have an HIV test at least annually.

Posted on: 1 December 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Toon in to a new campaign to keep kids moving this holiday

A national campaign to get children more active has been launched for the school summer holidays.

Posted on: 27 July 2017 | Posted in:

Devon health leaders sign up to skin cancer campaign targeting men

Men who work outdoors are the subject of a new campaign to reduce the numbers of men being diagnosed with skin cancer

Posted on: 19 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Walking

Carers invited to step out for a walk during Carers Week

Carers are statistically more likely to have higher levels of ill-health and social isolation than the rest of the community. During Carers Week next week, carers are invited to take part in any of a number of organised walks in Devon.

Posted on: 7 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
health and social care

Cabinet gives go-ahead to consultation on Public Health Nursing Service

Cabinet gives go-ahead to consultation over future plans for public health nursing service

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Devon parents urged to be on look out for symptoms of sepsis

Devon is backing a nationwide campaign to help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives has been launched today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers ofaaa

Posted on: 16 December 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Blue Light project brings support to people with long term alcohol dependency

A national project that supports people with long term alcohol dependency, specifically targeting those who place a recurrent burden on public services and on society, is being rolled out across Devon

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing