Archive by category Public Health

Councils back campaign on safer sleeping for babies

Councils back campaign on safer sleeping for babies

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County councils have teamed up to support national Safer Sleep Week 2016. The campaign, organised by the Lullaby Trust and running this week, aims to highlight the importance of safer sleeping for babies. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of around five babies a week in the UK and the […]

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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire speak out against Child Sexual Exploitation

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire speak out against Child Sexual Exploitation

A week of awareness about child sexual exploitation (CSE) begins across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire today 14 March 2016. CSE is a type of sexual abuse in which the victim is given something (affection, food, money, drugs, alcohol or gifts) in exchange for sexual activity with one or more abusers. CSE can affect any child under […]

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Have your say on specialist health care

Have your say on specialist health care

Nottinghamshire Transforming Care Programme 2016 People in Nottingham are being asked for their views to help transform and deliver the right services for children, young people and adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism who display behaviour that challenges. Nottinghamshire is one of five areas nationally which has been selected by NHS England to lead the […]

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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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