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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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Boxer lends his weight to help prevent suicide

Johnny Nelson

8 September 2017 A famous boxer and former world champion is supporting a campaign in Sheffield to help prevent suicide. Johnny Nelson, who held the WBO Cruiserweight title from 1999-2005 and is an ambassador for Sheffield Mind, is encouraging people to speak out about their mental health, especially men. He said: “I know from personal experience how mental health issues ...

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School leavers encouraged to take up vaccines

A group of students smiling and talking to each other

13 July 2017 Teenagers and students who are eligible for the MMR and meningitis vaccines are being encouraged to ensure they take them up this summer – before heading off to festivals or to university. The first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine – known as the MMR – is offered to all babies at one year old, ...

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Free vitamins for pregnant women and babies, in bid to eradicate rickets

baby foot

26 June 2017 It’s summer and the sun is shining – but not only is that good news for people enjoying the great outdoors, it’s also good news for unborn babies. Sunlight is one of the main sources of vitamin D, which pregnant women need throughout their pregnancies to decrease the chances of their babies developing rickets. Unfortunately, though, many ...

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Getting together to tackle tuberculosis

TB_Yorks Humber - data overview 2015 (2)

24 March 2017   Strong progress in tackling TB is continuing in Yorkshire and the North East, with numbers of cases continuing to fall, figures released to mark World TB Day show. The latest data shows there were 440 cases of TB reported in Yorkshire and the Humber during 2015 (an incidence rate of 8.2 cases per 100,000 people in ...

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Service users pick projects in Dragons’ Den set up

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15 March 2017 Exciting ideas and fast pitches are often put forward by nervous people on Dragons’ Den. But the spirit of the TV show isn’t something usually associated with local authorities. That’s set to change in Sheffield as the City Council is trying a new approach to funding mental health projects to help with conditions such as anxiety and ...

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What would you do with an extra year?

Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell

9 March 2017 Increasing Sheffielders’ healthy life expectancy by one year is the main aim of a new public health strategy set to be agreed by council officials next week. Sheffield City Council’s public health strategy for 2017-2019 will go before a cabinet committee meeting on Wednesday 15 March. It has an overall vision of improving people’s healthy life expectancy, ...

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Give yourself a pay rise on No Smoking Day

Smokefree - newsroom size

Tuesday 7 March 2017 Tomorrow (Wednesday 8 March) is No Smoking Day – and it is also national budget day, when central Government is expected to raise taxes on tobacco. Sheffield City Council and ASH (Action on Smoking on Health) are therefore encouraging smokers to use the day as their chance to quit. Someone who smokes 10 cigarettes a day, ...

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Parks to benefit from £1.5m investment

Runners at Norfolk Heritage Park

2 March 2017   Sheffield is bucking the trend and investing a huge £1.5m in its parks over the next three years, against a national background of austerity and budget cuts. The money, £500k a year for the next three financial years, will go towards improving parks and play facilities in the communities that need it the most. The majority ...

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New stop smoking strategy to be agreed by Cabinet

Smokefree - newsroom size

7 February 2017 It’s Sheffield’s biggest killer, claiming the lives of around 16 people a week. And now a new stop smoking strategy is set to be agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet committee, in a bid to create a smoke-free city where people live longer and healthier lives, where children think smoking is unusual, and where young people don’t ...

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Thousands of viewers shaking their stuff to smoke-free video

Smokefree - newsroom size

Thursday 26 January 2017 It’s the video that has had Sheffield talking – and dancing – for the last week. And just eight days after it was released across social media, Sheffield City Council’s innovative “You Can Leave Your Patch On” music video has had more than 65,000 views. That means one in seven people in the whole city has ...

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You Can Leave Your Patch On….

Smokefree - newsroom size

18 January 2017 It’s now 20 years since The Full Monty’s unemployed steelworkers bumped and ground their way onto the big screen. And now workers from Sheffield City Council have given a cheeky nod to the smash hit film with the new, hip-shimmying, “You Can Leave Your Patch On” video, set to a cover of Tom Jones’ classic tune. Starring ...

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Views wanted on city’s new stop smoking strategy

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21 November 2016 A public consultation is set to be launched tomorrow (Tuesday 22 November) to gather people’s views on Sheffield’s future approach to cutting the number of people who smoke. The vision for the Tobacco Control Strategy, which will run from 2017 to 2022, is to create a smoke-free city where people live longer and healthier lives, where children ...

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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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Salon paid the price for underage tanning

By law, sunbeds are to be used by over 18s only

16 November 2016 A Sheffield tanning salon owner paid the price yesterday, Tuesday 15 November, after magistrates ordered her to pay £1190, for allowing underage customers to use sunbeds in their shop. Denise Loftus, owner of Bodytan on High Street, Beighton in Sheffield, was given a 24 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £1170 costs and ...

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