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Director of Public Health sets out priorities amongst national health decline

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health

14 September 2017 The Director of Public Health in Sheffield has set out his recommendations for the year in his second annual report. Greg Fell’s recommendations come at a time when life expectancy improvements have halted nationally, with similar trends being seen in how long people can expect to live in good health – a picture which is mirrored in ...

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Free course enables families to learn to cook together

Ministry of Food at Oasis Don Valley

24 August 2017 From fajitas through to veggie burgers, a variety of tasty treats have been cooked up by families taking part in a course at Oasis Don Valley Academy. Six families from the area took part in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food sessions delivered by Sheffield City Council’s Family Learning Service. The course offered them a chance to learn ...

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Sheffield City Council reacts angrily to Government’s air quality announcement

Air quality pic

26 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has today reacted angrily to the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, calling it “woefully inadequate.” The authority has said it is questionable whether the strategy announced today meets the Government’s legal duties, and contains a lack of real action in tackling this huge problem. The Government revealed this morning that sales of all diesel and ...

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Proposed 20mph speed limit to be introduced in Sheffield city centre

The areas in red would become sign only 20mph zones

14 July 2017 People are being asked for their views on imposing a new 20mph speed limit throughout Sheffield’s city centre, including the new retail quarter. Sheffield City Council is proposing to introduce a sign-only 20mph speed limit which will include areas such as Grey To Green, the Knowledge Gateway on Paternoster Row and the Sheffield retail quarter, currently being ...

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Shisha lounge owner fined over indoor smoking

Inside Breeze Shisha Lounge in John Street

5 July 2017 A shisha lounge owner was ordered to pay out more than £1,500 by the courts yesterday (Tuesday 4 July), after allowing smoking inside the premises. Saqib Altaf Hussain, owner of Breeze Shisha Lounge in John Street, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to an offence committed on 12 November 2016, for allowing smoking to take place indoors. He had been ...

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New Year, New You at Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

Friday 13 January 2017 It’s more often known as the place to buy fresh produce, flowers, crafts and gifts – rather than somewhere to get fit. But to mark the New Year, the Moor Market is hosting a range of special events on Saturdays, focused on getting customers feeling good. On Saturday 14 January, at 11am there will be a ...

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People urged to take up free flu vaccine

Unique ID: NHS_SNEEZE_ 62

Caption: A woman with a cold. Holding a tissue in front of her nose. Covering nose. Sneezing. Catch it, Bin it. Using a handkerchief to prevent further infection. Flu and colds. Good practise. 


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19 December 2016 Thousands of people at risk from flu are being urged to take up their free vaccination as figures shown that only one in three people at risk have done so this winter. Figures for Sheffield, which are similar to the national trend, show that only 21,000 people under 65 who are registered with a GP and have ...

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Get checked for HIV, urge health leaders

PlusMe is promoting HIV testing week

18 November 2016 Health leaders in Sheffield are encouraging people to get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week which starts on Saturday, 19 November. This year’s campaign ‘It starts with me’ focuses on reducing late diagnosis. Research shows that one in four people living with HIV don’t know they have it and that people who are treated early ...

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Graves Health and Sports Centre is new home for Olympian

Olympic medallist Bryony Page with coach Paul Greaves, Janet Crowther and Lucy Horan, at Graves Health and Sports Centre

Friday 4 November 2016 There’s a spring in the step at Sheffield’s newly developed Graves Health and Sports Centre as they welcome Olympic Trampoline Silver Medallist, Bryony Page to her new training home. Page, who took the trampolining silver medal for Team GB in Rio this June, made the move to Graves following the opening of a brand new gymnastics ...

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Director of Public Health’s Report: Prevention is better than cure

Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell

13 September 2016 “Prevention is better than cure.” That’s the main message from this year’s annual Public Health Report for Sheffield which documents the health of the city. The report states there are around 900 preventable deaths in Sheffield each year, caused mainly by high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol and lack of physical activity. Life expectancy continues ...

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New year and new hope for people out of work for health reasons

22 December 2015 At the beginning of a new year people’s thoughts often turn to resolutions – whether it be a new job, a healthier lifestyle or a new way of living. And in Sheffield, almost 150 people are looking forward to a happier and healthier 2016 after signing up to a “Working Well” scheme, which aims to give help ...

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£1m for Sheffield children’s services

The city's emotional health and wellbeing strategy

4 December 2015 Sheffield’s children’s services are benefitting from an additional £1 million which will go towards improving children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health services. This comes as the Education Secretary also announced this week that Sheffield will be one of 22 pilots across the country to receive £3 million to improve mental health services in schools. ...

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Blaze of glory for city’s Miracle Cure project

The Flame Award comes home to Activity Sheffield's base at Carbrook

A scheme which aims to make Sheffield the most physically active city in the UK by 2020 has won the most prestigious accolade in the health, fitness and physical activity sector. Activity Sheffield’s “Miracle Cure” project is a city-wide approach to increasing physical activity levels. It aims to overcome barriers to activity, enable people to reach their potential and make ...

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One million boost to improve city’s health and well-being

Friday 28 November 2014 Sheffield has been awarded more than £1m in funding to drive forward innovative plans to help people stay healthy and well at home, and reduce pressure on health and social care services in the city. The grant money was confirmed today after a successful bid for funding as part of the Government’s Transformational Challenge Award. Sheffield ...

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