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Sunday, June 25, 2017

HEALTH NEWS

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Leeds Backs World No Tobacco Day 2017

Health leaders in Leeds are backing international efforts to prioritise and accelerate tobacco control efforts on World No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2017....
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New child healthy weight plan for Leeds launched

A new plan to support Leeds families and their children achieve a healthy weight has been launched today. The Leeds Child Healthy Weight Plan was...
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New lessons help Leeds pupils learn about mental health

Lessons to help children and young people understand about mental health have been launched in Leeds today (Wednesday 3 May). As part of the city’s...
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New blood pressure funding could save thousands of lives in Leeds

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has awarded Leeds City Council and the city’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) funding for people to have potentially...
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World Health Day supported by Leeds as international campaign against depression is backed

In the lead-up to World Health Day on 7 April, latest estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO), suggest over 300 million people are...
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Providing quality in care homes in Leeds

People working in Leeds health and care are linking with service users and their representatives to make sure delivery of care in the city...
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Council launches health services for ten per cent poorest neighbourhoods in the city

A new way of delivering interventions to improve the health of the poorest ten per cent of Leeds will use expert knowledge and community...
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Leeds wins bid to become one of the first Time to Change hubs –...

Councils, the NHS, police, community groups, charities, employers and schools in Leeds are all coming together to change how we think and act about...
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Campaign highlights best chance of quitting for Leeds smokers

SMOKERS IN Leeds are being targeted by a new campaign to highlight the effectiveness of local Stop Smoking Services. Cancer Research UK has launched an...
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New report finds children with additional needs are proud to be from Leeds

A joint inspection carried out by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission has found that children and young people with special educational needs and...
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Leeds Rhino backs efforts to improve young mental health

Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward is backing a new citywide strategy to improve young people’s mental health. The 23 year-old player has spoken about his...
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Statement about plans for The Green care home

Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council executive member for health, wellbeing and adults said: “The future for The Green has been subject of a lot...
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Happy, healthy birthday

One of Leeds less known gems this week celebrates 25 years of delivering expert advice and information to health, care and social work staff. The...
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Women in Leeds urged to have their smear tests as one in four do...

The latest statistics from NHS Digital have alarmingly revealed that last year more than a quarter (26%) of women in Leeds aged 25-64 who...
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Leeds champions voice of people with motor neurone disease

Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter to confirm their support of local people living with...
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HIV Testing Week comes to Leeds as the city prepares light up red for...

The NHS, sexual health charities and Leeds City Council are gearing up for National HIV Testing week starting on 19th November. Now in its fifth...
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Living and breathing Leeds

Health and care partners in Leeds are using World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) day on Wednesday 16th November to highlight new peer support...
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Leeds Let’s Get Active to continue in 2017

A popular scheme which has inspired thousands of people to take part in sport and physical activity across Leeds will be continuing in the...
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Changing face of public health in Leeds highlighted

The changing face of public health over the past 150 years features in the 2016 report from Leeds City Council’s Director of Public Health,...
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New conference puts Leeds on the international stage for child welfare

Child protection experts from across the globe will be heading to Leeds next month to share their insights on child welfare and restorative practice. Professionals...
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Safeguarding is top of the agenda across Leeds next week

Keeping the people of Leeds safe is top of the agenda next week, as the city takes part in a county-wide safeguarding week. Being hosted...

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Leeds Markets

New approaches to social care showcased at marketplace event

Visitors to Kirkgate Market next Wednesday can get their shopping and thanks to a one-day marketplace event, also find out about social care support...
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Tower block sprinkler system update statement

Cllr Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council's Executive Member for Communities said: “It is understandable that residents living in Leeds tower blocks will have a range...
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Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- vintage 1930s perming machine

It may be a hair-raising sight to behold today, but back in 1930s Leeds, this vintage perming machine would have been very much top...
Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day celebrations begin in Leeds with flag raising ceremony

The Armed Forces Day flag is once again flying proudly over civic buildings in Leeds as the city comes together this Saturday to recognise...
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Leeds Mental Health city representatives respond to concerns about The Great Escape

Statement from Tom Riordan, CEO Leeds City Council; Helen Kemp, CEO Leeds Mind and Dr Sara Munro, Chief Executive Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust following concerns...
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East Leeds plans to deliver major boost for homes and transport

This week will see a significant step forward in plans for one of the biggest infrastructure schemes the council will have delivered in 40...
Finsbury Park attack

Statement regarding Finsbury Park attack

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake said: “In a week where communities in Leeds and across the country have celebrated togetherness in the...
OBE Medal

OBE for former Leeds City Council learning improvement officer

A former head of learning improvement at Leeds City Council has been honoured in the Queen's birthday honours list with an OBE. Gail Webb...
Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower minute’s silence to be held today

A minute’s silence for Grenfell Tower Today, Monday 19 June 11am - Victoria Gardens Along with the rest of the United Kingdom, Leeds will observe a...
Yorkshire Water

New water main to be laid in Seacroft

Local residents and commuters in Seacroft are being warned to expect some short-term disruption as from Monday 19th June Yorkshire Water will be installing...
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Growing demand sees Leeds’ Elland Road park and ride services extended

Scheduled Sunday services from Elland Road Park and Ride start at 10.15am this Sunday, 18 June, as part of extended operating hours at the...
National Clean Air Day

City comes together to pledge support to improve air quality

The people of Leeds came out in force to pledge their support to improve air quality in the city as part of the UK’s...
Potts clock

Time for a new chapter in the striking story of historic seaside clock

For generations it faithfully ticked away the minutes and hours as thousands of Yorkshire folk enjoyed a quintessential British summertime getaway. Now Morecambe Promenade railway...
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Safety at Leeds City Council owned high rise blocks

Following the devastating fire at Grenfell high rise flats in London earlier this week, Leeds City Council is reassuring its tenants that their safety...
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Football project kicks anti-social behaviour to the corner

Young people taking part in a football project to help address anti-social behaviour in Halton Moor will receive some special visitors tomorrow. The Leeds United...
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Key Leeds city centre gateway set to be given people-friendly new look

This is how the junction of Clay Pit Lane and Woodhouse Lane in Leeds is set to look following a proposed revamp. Plans to transform...
West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College

Outstanding hat-trick for Leeds special school

West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College in Leeds for pupils aged 2-19 is celebrating its third outstanding OFSTED inspection in the last decade....
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Celebrating foster carers in Leeds

A special event to celebrate Leeds foster carers who care for teenagers and young people takes place tomorrow. The event which has been organised by...
Temple Green Park and Ride

Free first week on offer as new 1,000-space Temple Green park and ride service...

Leeds’ new, 1,000-space Temple Green Park and Ride, just off Junction 45 of the M1 motorway opens on Monday (19 June). Located next to the...
Fashionable Yorkshire

Object of the week- Quaker dresses

An elegant look at a bygone age and a different lifestyle, this simple but stylish dress once belonged to a member of a prominent...
Leeds Transport Strategy

Transport improvements for Leeds set to make first move forward

The first step in bringing about transformational improvements to public transport in Leeds is set to be approved by senior councillors next week. Leeds City...