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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Major digital health conference comes to Leeds

Leading health think tank The King’s Fund and Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board have teamed up to gather health data experts together in the city to share best practice and look at the best ways for information technology to support health and care. Following on from a successful conference in 2016, the event will…

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Five-year partnership to improve quality of later life for people in Leeds Lord Geoffrey Filkin, Bill Rollinson MBE and Cllr Rebecca Charlwood celebrate signing the memorandum of understanding

A new partnership that will bring fresh thinking to the challenges and opportunities for older residents in Leeds was announced today (Wednesday, 11th October). Like the rest of the UK, people in Leeds are living longer. It is estimated that by 2021 the number of people in Leeds aged 50 and over will increase…

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New report aims to help tackle Leeds mental health inequalities

A new report from Leeds City Council’s public health team has reviewed mental health needs in the city and makes recommendations to improve access to healthcare and unequal health outcomes. With more than 100,000 people in Leeds estimated to experience mental health problems each year, the council believes it is vital for mental health…

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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 this terminal disease and their carers. MND is a fatal. The rapidly progressing disease can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. It…

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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, Dr Ian Cameron. The report has been developed in partnership with the Thackray Medical Museum where a special public health trail has been developed for visitors to follow. Dr Cameron’s…

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Touchscreen technology offers healthy help

People across Leeds are getting a chance to try innovative touchscreen technology to access free health advice from special ‘One You’ kiosks. The kiosks allow users to take the popular ‘How Are You’ test devised by Public Health England, which can point people in the best direction to look after their health. Councillor Rebecca…

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Leeds backs fifth Stoptober as smoking rates drop

This year sees the fifth Stoptober campaign which will, as in previous years, encourage smokers up and down the country to take the 28 day challenge and not smoke for a month. Previous Stoptobers have helped thousands of smokers quit smoking for good, gaining better health and wealth as a consequence. Last year, out…

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