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The NHS in England is step up its efforts to improve the health of its 1.3 million staff by offering financial incentives to support their heath and provide them with healthy food options. Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, said he hoped that more employers from public and private sectors would follow the […]
An ex-security guard from Durham has beaten the threat of Type 2 diabetes by giving up the takeaways and beer that led him to have the ‘heart age of an 84 year old man’. Robert Routledge, of Ludworth, Durham, overhauled his life and lost 2 stone using the six month Just Beat It programme, one […]
NHS England is pleased to announce the winners of a £30,000 international challenge prize to publish or present data on obesity in a new, exciting and useful way. The NHS made it clear in the Five Year Forward View that now is the time to get serious about prevention. The challenge to data enthusiasts was […]
A £30,000 international challenge prize – the first of its kind – is up for grabs to innovators or organisations who can publish or present data on obesity in a new, exciting and useful way. The challenge, to promote innovation in open data, is being carried out in both England and the US and will […]
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 […]
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 […]
A report recommending greater clarity around how obesity care in England is commissioned in the future has been published – Report of the working group into: Joined up clinical pathways for obesity. It aims to support more equitable access to obesity and weight management services, including obesity surgery, across the country. NHS England and Public […]
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 […]