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UKCO2017 – Abstract submission is now open!

The Association for the Study of Obesity  is inviting you to be a part of the UKCO2017 Programme by submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Why should you submit an abstract to UKCO2017? ...

Best place for GPs is treating patients in their local communities

Responding to today’s Budget, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “We feel that the best place for GPs is working with patients in their communities to provide high quality general practice and the money just announced ...

North East Obesity Forum meeting announced!

Tackling the food swamp from a community, third sector and council approach Confirmed Speakers Community First West End- A group of local people that live, work or just have a passion for improving health and social issues in the West End of Newcastle. &q ...

Detailed guide: Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams

Updated: Added link to guidance about using case law. Licensing and public health Under the Licensing Act 2003, a number of public bodies known as responsible authorities must be fully notified of applications and can contribute to decisions made by the l ...

Guidance: Alcohol licensing: information databases

This guidance provides information about a number of information databases that hold useful data about mortality, drug use and other relevant topics for public health teams who are involved in licensing decisions. It also includes information about data-s ...

Guidance: Alcohol licensing: understanding and applying public health data

This toolkit is not an exhaustive list of resources. There may be other tools or resources available at the regional or local levels that are not listed. It is important that local teams find the right tool that fits with the local area and work. It is ai ...

Guidance: Alcohol licensing: data for public health teams

The worksheet provides a list of data relevant to the licensing objectives as well as where this data is available and at what geographical granularity. Many of the data sources are nationally available but the quality, regularity and availability of a nu ...

Case study: Considering public health for Liverpool Kensington and Fairfield licence applications

Background Liverpool City Council area is an urban area with a population of 470,780 (2013 mid-year estimate). Liverpool experiences higher degrees of harm than the national and regional averages on most indicators of alcohol related harm. Case in brief A ...

Case study: Reducing alcohol related health harms in Leeds

Background South Leeds is an area of deprivation, with increasing numbers of outlets to buy alcohol, but a decline in the number of pubs. It is a diverse area with a transient population, although still predominantly white British. There is a higher than a ...

Case study: Using health data to inform alcohol licensing decisions in Solihull

Background In order to fulfil the responsible authority function that now sits with the Director of Public Health, each application for a new alcohol license or a variation to an existing license is considered in relation to the available health data. Case ...

Case study: Collaborating on Newcastle’s Statement of Licensing Policy review

Background Public health in Newcastle has made representations as part of the licensing process both in the primary care trust and the City Council. ...

Housing Committee to receive Second Quarterly Progress Report on Action Plan on Housing & Homelessness

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government will meet on Thursday 9th March to discuss the second quarterly progress report on the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. ...

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers

8 March 2017: A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes. ...

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers

8 March 2017: A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes. ...

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers

8 March 2017: A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes. ...

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers

8 March 2017: A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes. ...

Social Protection Committee resumes hearings on MABS restructuring

The Committee on Social Protection Restructuring will continue its hearings on the restructuring of the Money Advice & Budgeting Service (MABS) and the Citizens Information Service (CIS) tomorrow, Thursday, 9 March 2017. ...

Consultative Council on Hep C

On the nomination of Transfusion Positive, the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has appointed the following as members of the Consultative Council on Hep C with effect from 17 February 2017 to 16 February 2020. Ms Laura O’Brien Ms O’Brien is a psychoth ...

Prevalence of hypoglycaemic episodes declines in hospitals, according to diabetes inpatient audit

8 March 2017: The prevalence of all hypoglycaemic episodes in hospital, both mild and severe, has decreased from 26 per cent in 2011 to 20 per cent in 2016. ...

Prevalence of hypoglycaemic episodes declines in hospitals, according to diabetes inpatient audit

8 March 2017: The prevalence of all hypoglycaemic episodes in hospital, both mild and severe, has decreased from 26 per cent in 2011 to 20 per cent in 2016. ...

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