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More than 2,000 people at high at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in Bradford have been given a helping hand to change their lifestyles in the first stages of a drive to improve health in the city. Over the last two years ‘Bradford Beating Diabetes’ (BBD) has contacted 2,300 people they knew to be […]
Five million people in England have blood sugar levels indicating a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new report published today. The Public Health England (PHE) report provides the most up to date estimate of how many people over 16 in England have a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. […]
The new NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme will help ease the burden on primary care doctors and nurses as it is rolled out across the country over the next few years. Dr Matt Kearney, National Clinical Advisor to NHS England and Public Health England, says the programme will not only help GPs with their burgeoning workload […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]