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Motorists urged to switch off their engines this Clean Air Day

Motorists urged to switch off their engines this Clean Air Day

Pupils at Middleton Primary School encouraged drivers to switch off their engines for cleaner air today (Thursday 20 June). They were joined by Nottingham City Councillor Zafran Khan and officers from the council’s Community Protection team to raise awareness of the harmful effects of engine idling, as the City Council prepares to take action later […]

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Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women who smoke are being encouraged to give up cigarettes for a healthier pregnancy as part of a new campaign. ‘Love Bump’ will run in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and urges women to think about the harm cigarettes do to their unborn babies. Officially launched by the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board on Wednesday […]

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City receives £540,000 funding to reduce alcohol harm

City receives £540,000 funding to reduce alcohol harm

Work to treat and support people harmed by alcohol in Nottingham has been given a £540,000 boost from Public Health England. More screening and prevention will be provided at the Emergency Department of the Queen’s Medical Centre, while more dedicated housing for people with complex needs, such as alcohol dependency, will be created by Framework. […]

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Making exercise more inclusive

Making exercise more inclusive

Nottingham City Council has launched a new campaign aimed at increasing the number of people with disabilities taking part in sport and leisure activities. The council aims for Nottingham to become the fastest growing city for disability sports participation, and the new It’s for me campaign will raise awareness of leisure activities available to people […]

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Health and Wellbeing Board: Employers must do more to improve mental health

Health and Wellbeing Board: Employers must do more to improve mental health

Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board is urging more local organisations to commit to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge. Looking after the mental health of employees helps to tackle stigma and can make a real difference to sickness absence rates, […]

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Alcohol harm focus of Health and Wellbeing Board in Nottingham

Alcohol harm focus of Health and Wellbeing Board in Nottingham

Ways to reduce alcohol harm are to be discussed at a meeting of Nottingham City’s Health and Wellbeing Board today (28 November). Making sure people have the right information and advice and having ‘alcohol champions’ are being suggested as part of an eight-point plan to reduce the number of people whose lives are affected alcohol. […]

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Nottingham City Council suspends role in Integrated Care System

Nottingham City Council suspends role in Integrated Care System

Nottingham City Council has suspended its formal role in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS). A decision was taken at the council’s Executive Board today (20 Nov) to call for greater accountability in the way decisions are being made by a partnership of NHS and other health organisations, formerly known as the Sustainability […]

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