Category Archives: Health

NHS Ranked Number One Health System

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency. The research by the Commonwealth Fund, a US think tank, looked at … Continue reading

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Home Secretary Announces Action Plan to Tackle Acid Attacks

Victims and survivors will be at the centre of a new government strategy aimed at reducing the number and impact of acid attacks. As part of the action plan, the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) guidance to prosecutors will be reviewed … Continue reading

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Tamworth Aiming to Reach Dementia Friends Target of 3,000

A staggering two million people across the UK have united against dementia by becoming ‘Dementia Friends’ – and Tamworth is now going all out to reach its own target of 3,000. The milestone UK-wide achievement was recently revealed by the … Continue reading

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State of the Nation’s Health Revealed in Landmark Report from PHE

The Health Profile for England report is the first time PHE has used its wealth of population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England. People are living longer than ever – life expectancy in England has … Continue reading

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Parents Urged to Remind Teenagers to Get MenACWY Vaccine

Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia. Those who are due to leave school this summer, or aged 17 to 18 and are not in school … Continue reading

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Yoga More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

Yoga is more dangerous than previously thought and causes as many injuries as other sports, a study has found. The 5,000 year-old Indian discipline is said to boost physical and mental wellbeing, and celebrity fans include Beyonce, Lady Gaga and … Continue reading

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Tamworth is 200th Dementia Friendly Community

Tamworth is now a dementia friendly town – and that’s official! Just over a year after beginning its journey towards the ambitious goal, Tamworth has become the 200th area to be granted Dementia Friendly Community status by the Alzheimer’s Society. … Continue reading

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