Archive by category Public Health

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham to host a volunteer fair

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham to host a volunteer fair

Anyone looking to volunteer in Nottingham can come and talk to the experts at The Lord Mayor of Nottingham’s Volunteer Fair. Councillor Jackie Morris will be hosting the fair at Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service this Thursday (25 February). Anyone who is interested in volunteering, or would like to find out how they can get […]

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Nottingham councillor joins forces with Macmillan

Nottingham councillor joins forces with Macmillan

Nottingham City Councillor Wendy Smith has spoken out about her cancer diagnosis which saved her sister’s life. Cllr Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 53 at a routine mammogram appointment. Thankfully, as the cancer was caught early, she could be treated successfully at Nottingham City Hospital. However the experience prompted her […]

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Summer to be smokefree as Nottingham gets tough on tobacco

Summer to be smokefree as Nottingham gets tough on tobacco

Nottingham City Council will make 2016 a ‘Smokefree Summer’ as it looks to dramatically reduce the number of smokers in the city. Key family events in public spaces will be declared ‘smokefree’ in a bid to protect children and young people. The ambitious move is part of the Council’s latest five-year Tobacco Control Strategy, which […]

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Council seeks more views on city’s health vision for the future

Council seeks more views on city’s health vision for the future

The views of Nottingham’s African and Caribbean communities are being sought to help shape plans to improve the city’s health. The City Council is currently undertaking a consultation to gather the public’s views before putting together its next Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This is a document which will set out targets and priorities for improving […]

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Schools urged to sign charter to teach children about sex and relationships

Schools urged to sign charter to teach children about sex and relationships

Nottingham City Council has produced a charter on sex education – and is calling on all schools to sign up. The authority’s Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) Charter outlines the requirements for lifelong-learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up and sexual health. It calls for age-appropriate SRE for children at primary […]

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Stay warm to stay well – be a good neighbour in the bad weather

Stay warm to stay well – be a good neighbour in the bad weather

Winter weather is now upon us… so it’s vital that we all keep an eye on older friends, neighbours and relatives as the cold snap starts to tighten its grip. Nottingham City Council is asking for people to check on those they think could be at risk, even just to see if they need essentials […]

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Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Public health experts are warning parents to remember the importance of safe sleeping for babies ahead of the Christmas season. Officials at Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City councils have teamed up with the Lullaby Trust to remind families that risks increase significantly at this time of the year as routines change. Babies, both newborns and […]

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Age Friendly Nottingham launches ‘Take a Seat’ in Bilborough

Age Friendly Nottingham launches ‘Take a Seat’ in Bilborough

Age Friendly Nottingham is extending its campaign to get more seats for older people in their local communities. The ‘Take a Seat’ campaign aims for more shops and businesses to have a seat available in case an older person needs to catch their breath and rest. The scheme has already started in Clifton and will […]

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