Archive by category Public Health

Working to make Nottingham more dementia-friendly

Working to make Nottingham more dementia-friendly

Nottingham City Council is supporting Dementia Action Week by working with partners to make the city more dementia-friendly. As a World Health Organisation Age Friendly City and a member of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance, the City Council is helping to raise awareness during Dementia Action Week from 20-26 May 2019. Dementia Action […]

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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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Nottingham City Council aims to reduce energy bills on the journey to be a carbon neutral city

Nottingham City Council aims to reduce energy bills on the journey to be a carbon neutral city

Following on from Nottingham City Council’s announcement that the city aims to be carbon neutral by 2028 the council is aiming to ensure that meeting this target will have a lasting positive impact upon tackling fuel poverty and helping citizens afford the energy they need to heat and power their homes. Fuel Poverty Awareness Day […]

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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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Nottingham joins the fight against dirty air by signing Cleaner Air Charter

Nottingham joins the fight against dirty air by signing Cleaner Air Charter

Nottingham City Council has today signed up to Oxford City Council’s Charter for Cleaner Air, which calls on the UK Government to put the health of communities first and make improving air quality a priority. Launched in August by Oxford City Council, the Cleaner Air Charter is believed to be the first formal cooperation between […]

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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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Government approves Nottingham’s air quality plan

Government approves Nottingham’s air quality plan

The Government today announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in the city centre. For the past three years, the council has been working with officials from Defra and the Department for Transport to identify measures to reduce levels of pollution in the shortest possible time and deliver compliance […]

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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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