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People struggling to lose weight will now be offered help from their local high street pharmacy as part of the NHS’s radical action to tackle rising obesity levels and type 2 diabetes. Community pharmacy teams can now refer adults living with obesity, and other conditions, to the twelve-week online NHS weight management programme. People are […]
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. As part of new NHS prevention measures, people who are alcohol dependent will be helped by new Alcohol Care Teams, while more than half a million patients who smoke, including pregnant […]
Every NHS hospital has agreed to cut sales of sugary drinks on their premises as part of NHS England action to curb rising levels of obesity. All 227 trusts across England have pledged to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks to 10% or less of their total drinks sales. Growing numbers of hospitals have signed up […]
Action by NHS England has slashed the sale of sugary drinks in hospitals, new data has revealed. Last year chief executive Simon Stevens challenged trusts to reduce the sale of sugar-filled drinks to 10 per cent or less of those bought on the premises. Nine out of ten trusts have now acted, and the proportion […]
NHS England action is delivering effective results in the battle against the bulge with a sharp decline in the sales of sugary snacks and drinks and hundreds of millions fewer calories consumed. With the sugar tax looming, the NHS has been leading the way with chief executive Simon Stevens ordering hospitals and suppliers to dramatically […]
Sugary drinks will be further removed from NHS canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018. The NHS is taking action on sugar, with almost two thirds of NHS trusts now signed up to a voluntary scheme to reduce sales of sugary drinks to 10 per cent or less of sold beverages. Some NHS Trusts have […]
NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project, which will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a […]
Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and […]
The NHS is today (Friday) stepping up the battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth decay by announcing that sugary drinks will be banned in hospital shops beginning from next year unless suppliers voluntarily take decisive action to cut their sales over the next 12 months. NHS England is announcing that leading retailers have agreed to […]
Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England Medical Director, has honoured 21 NHS trusts for their work in helping staff get and keep healthy by employing a host of innovative techniques such as using walking meetings, a range of new technologies and extra support for shift workers. Handing out gold, silver and bronze awards to the winners […]