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UKHF latest: Prevention a high priority in new health plans

We welcome the priority on preventing avoidable ill-health that is at the heart of five year plans published on 23 October for the NHS and Public Health England.  We call on Government to get fully behind a commitment to improving public health and introduce policies such as minimum unit pricing for alcohol and standardised packaging for tobacco that are needed to support the planned actions by the health services and wider public health workforce.    

Our modelling department also produced a report for PHE that projected future trends in obesity, smoking and salt consumption to 2034 and tested the impact of different scenarios on future burden of related NCDs using a dynamic, dual module microsimulation model.

Press Release:  NHS and PHE 5 year plans - UKHF response 

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  • UKHF responds to the Welsh Government's consultation on smoking in private vehicles
    27 October 2014 The UKHF agrees with the proposal to make it an offence to smoke in an enclosed private vehicle when there is more than one person present and a person under the age of 18 is present. It is also reasonable to make all drivers, regardless of age or of whether they hold a full or provisional license,...
  • UKHF survey 2014
    24 October 2014 We would like to invite you to complete a brief service evaluation for the UKHF's Information Service. This includes the P.I.E Briefing and eLibrary, the Obesity Learning Centre and ncdlinks.org. You will only be asked to complete questions about the services which you actually use. Your responses...
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