Public health cuts
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.
More than eight out of ten councils (85%) have reduced their public health budgets this year, claims the Labour Party.
The numbers of people using NHS Stop Smoking Services in Wales is increasing while falling in the rest of the UK, figures show.
The two-week urgent GP referral target for suspected cancer has been missed for the first time since it came into effect, official figures have revealed.
GPs should give women over 20 weeks pregnant, who have never had chickenpox, the ‘off-label’ anti-viral drug aciclovir if they have been exposed to the virus, Public Health England has said.
The number of adults in England who smoke cigarettes fell by 1.6m in the past six years, according to a new report from NHS Digital.
The prevalence of chlamydia has increased in the past eight years, despite Government efforts to curb the infection.