Public health cuts
The 10 most deprived areas in England have been hit with nearly 15% of all public health budget cuts over the past five years, according to new analysis.
A group of leading health and social care charities have united to call on the Government to reverse the cuts made to public health funding.
A Pulse investigation into GPs plugging public health gaps was mentioned in a Commons public health debate this week.
GP leaders are calling on the Government to stop cutting funding for 'deteriorating' public health services.
Severe cuts across the board to public health services proposed by a Midlands council will see GPs inundated with patients, as they will be expected to cover work previously performed by sexual health and alcohol and drug dependency services.
A free smoking cessation service commissioned by local authorities in Cheshire West and Cheshire will be cut as part of public service rationing.
GPs have been advised to refuse requests to carry out public health services for which they are not being paid, to enable local representatives to negotiate appropriate fees.
GPs should feel ‘confident’ to remind patients of their ‘responsibilities' in preventing illness, health secretary Matt Hancock said today, as he announced the Government’s long-term focus will be on stopping people becoming unwell.
First-line treatments for gonorrhoea are becoming less effective due to a rise in antimicrobial resistance, according to a report from Public Health England.
Severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years has reached a record high, the latest figures have revealed.