Diabetes

Major bid to prevent illness with launch of national diabetes prevention drive

The NHS and Public Health in England will today (Thursday) start a major national initiative to prevent illness by unveiling the first ever at-scale National NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. Simon Stevens, NHS England’s Chief Executive, will announce the move in a major speech at the Diabetes UK conference in London.  The programme, which is a joint initiative […]

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NHS England’s action on obesity

Commenting on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s data in its latest Health At A Glance Europe 2014 report, which shows 24.7 per cent of British adults are obese compared with an average of 16.7 per cent in the rest of Europe, Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, said: “The ghost of […]

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Get serious about obesity or bankrupt the NHS – Simon Stevens

The health of millions of children, the sustainability of the NHS, and the economic prosperity of Britain all now depend on a radical upgrade in prevention and public health, the Chief Executive of NHS England tells the annual conference of Public Health England in Coventry today. Simon Stevens points to the fact that nearly one-in-five […]

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NHS England vision for tackling diabetes in 2014

NHS England has set out a vision for how it wants the growing problem of diabetes to be tackled in 2014. The new plan, Action for Diabetes, outlines how it would like to see better prevention of Type 2 diabetes, earlier diagnosis of all diabetes, and support for people to manage their diabetes better and […]

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