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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Keep it out and help Leeds smokers quit

A regional campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco sales is being backed by Leeds City Council as part of ‘Keep it Out’ in the run-up to ‘No Smoking Day’ on 14 March. Councils across West Yorkshire, the North East and Hull are linking up to tackle illegal tobacco. This includes cigarettes, hand rolling…

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Tackling mental health stigma one day at a time

A wide range of activity is happening across Leeds to highlight Time to Talk Day 2018 which is on Thursday 1 February. Time to Talk Day 2018 is highlighting that wherever you are – at home, at work, in the market or on the Chevin – you can have a conversation about mental 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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Smoking rates in Leeds drop to new low

Smoking levels in Leeds have been cut by nearly half over the last twenty five years new figures show. The latest figures released show that since 2004 there are almost 59,000 fewer smokers in the city. Smoking prevalence for adults in 2004 was 30% and this rate has now dropped to 17.8%. This means…

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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. The World Health Organisation is focussing on the links between tobacco and environmental problems and poverty. This means that for people in Leeds, lower smoking levels are not only saving…

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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 life-saving blood pressure checks, after they were successful in their bid for a BHF grant to support a community based project. There are over 100,000 people in Leeds with high…

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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 reflects best practice and community need at a time of increased demands and tight resources. An event aimed at shaping and improving the quality of the older people’s care homes…

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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 of interest and concern for many people and recent council decisions and discussions have recognised this – which is why we have involved and listened to key stakeholders such…

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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 Public Health Resource Centre (PHRC), now based in Technorth, in Chapel Allerton, first began sharing information in 1991 as the first wave of 57 NHS Trusts came into being.…

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Influential new Leeds study to help prevent suicide

A highly regarded study of suicide used to understand who is at risk and where help can be targeted is being published on 29th September to coincide with a launch event at the city’s Town Hall. The suicide audit completed by public health professionals in Leeds is considered a ‘gold standard’ and is recommended…

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