World Breastfeeding Week makes a world of difference

Local health leaders are raising awareness of the environmental and health benefits of infant feeding as well as the support available to mark World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Not everyone chooses to…

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Spire Leeds Hospital has been upgraded to a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission

Inspectors carried out a comprehensive examination into services offered at the Roundhay Hospital, earlier in the year, including an unannounced inspection in March. They concluded that the facility should be upgraded to a ‘Good’ rating, having been classified as ‘Requires Improvement’ at the time of the last inspection in 2018. This means that 90%…

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Local Leeds businesses brought together to supply much-needed equipment to Nightingale hospitals

Leeds City Council has helped bring two local businesses together to carry out vital work in helping supply the emergency NHS Nightingale hospitals. The council’s economic development team brought together Leeds-based Herida Healthcare and Perry Uniform who have combined their resources to manufacture and supply specialist mattresses and mattress covers to the new emergency…

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Residents urged to look after their hearts

Residents across Leeds are being targeted with a major new campaign to reduce coronary heart disease and stroke. The initiative comes just months after stark warnings that our region has the highest death rate in England attributed to coronary heart disease. Every month, around 1,100 people in Yorkshire are killed by heart and circulatory…

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Schools to be awarded for commitment to health and wellbeing

Schools from across the city are coming together this week to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event. Pupils and staff from schools across Leeds will descend on the Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall on Friday 12 July to receive awards for the ‘Healthy Schools’, ‘Investors in Pupils’…

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New funding promises extra support for people with alcohol problems

As part of new national capital funding awarded by Public Health England (PHE) to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol, Leeds will be extending the existing programme of alcoholic liver disease testing through the purchase of three FibroScan machines. A new programme established in Leeds to identify individuals with alcohol-related liver…

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NHS Health Check plans get the all clear for Leeds

With a successful record of delivering the NHS Health Check programme at a level almost ten per cent higher than the national average, Leeds is looking to improve uptake of the checks – aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia – even more. NHS Health…

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Getting into good habits in Leeds

Former smokers in Leeds are a growing band new figures show, as the annual Stoptober campaign comes to an end. Leeds smoking rates are continuing to fall and are now the lowest in West Yorkshire new data released by Public Health England shows. Smoking rates have halved from the millennium, when around a third…

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Leeds to host King’s Fund 2018 healthy cities conference

With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time ever, most people now live in cities. The Healthy Cities conference, organised by leading health…

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