Tag Archives: public health

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 | No Comments

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: | No Comments

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 | No Comments
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
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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

Alcohol Awareness Week

The theme for this year’s national awareness week is ‘Know the Risks’. The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

Posted on: 11 November 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

New tobacco packs arrive in Devon marking change to law

The first cigarettes on sale in new, standardised packaging have been spotted in Devon

Posted on: 9 November 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Devon features twice in an international list of good practice

Devon is highlighted in a national report that cites international good practice in public health promotion

Posted on: 7 November 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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