Archive by category Public Health

Make sure babies are sleeping safely this Christmas

Make sure babies are sleeping safely this Christmas

Public health experts are offering a festive reminder to parents, carers and grandparents about the importance of safer sleeping for babies over the Christmas holidays. Risks increase significantly at this time of year as families spend time away from home and sleeping routines change. Officials at Nottingham City Council are asking parents and carers to […]

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Plug social care funding gap with business rates ‘windfall’ – Deputy Leader

The Government’s £2.4billion business rates ‘windfall,’ not further increases in Council Tax, should be used to plug the social care funding gap, according to Nottingham City Council’s Deputy Leader. Councils up and down the country are facing tremendous pressures on their budgets and calling on the Government to provide a long-term sustainable solution to the […]

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Making Nottingham more accessible for disabled people

Making Nottingham more accessible for disabled people

Nottingham City Council has been given a top award for making its buildings more accessible to disabled people. Earlier this year eight leisure centres were inspected and awarded the CredAbility Verified Accessible Award by Nimbus – a disability and equality consultancy that is led and managed by disabled people. Now 11 further council buildings have […]

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City’s approach to partnership working wins award

City’s approach to partnership working wins award

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), working alongside Nottingham CityCare Partnership and partner organisations, won the Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government at last night’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards 2016. The organisations won the award for their work on integrating health and social care in the city. It is […]

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Nottingham takes zero-tolerance stance against Female Genital Mutilation 

Nottingham takes zero-tolerance stance against Female Genital Mutilation 

Nottingham is the first City in the UK to declare a zero-tolerance stance on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The declaration of Nottingham as the first ‘City to Zero tolerance to FGM’ was made in September at a Full Council meeting. To celebrate this status, partners from across the city have held an event in Parliament to […]

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Help to make a difference to others…

Help to make a difference to others…

People are being encouraged to do more to help others in Nottingham as part of a new Looking After Each Other campaign. A menu of ‘How to Make a Difference’ is being introduced in the city (7 November) to give ideas and suggestions of how people can help. Ideas range from things that people can […]

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Brushing Buddies programme set to expand

Brushing Buddies programme set to expand

More than 1,300 children in Nottingham have benefited from a public health programme to promote the importance of brushing their teeth. Brushing Buddies was launched in November 2015 with the intention of helping improve levels of dental health among infants. It started out at 25 nurseries and pre-schools in targeted areas of the city and […]

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