Tag Archives: alcohol

Getting the Christmas Parties Started!

Guest Blog by Sian Porter, Consultant Dietitian & Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association With the festive party season kicking off, there is a tangible sense of excitement and frivolity. For many of us the Christmas period is the one … Continue reading

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Do you ‘Know your Numbers’?

Guest Blog by Katharine Jenner, Chief Executive at Blood Pressure UK High blood pressure is the UK’s biggest silent killer with 16 million people in the country suffering from the condition. Worryingly though, as it is symptomless, only half of … Continue reading

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Rising ambulance call-outs: time to rethink the role of the paramedic

BBC Radio Sussex this morning picked up on the news from Friday that ambulance call-outs in the South East have almost doubled in the past seven years and that the ‘system is at breaking point’ according to the GMB union. … Continue reading

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No BAT, we will not go to the Ball

There aren’t many email invitations that make me laugh out loud, but this one was an exception. I have spent much of the past few years talking about how to improve the public’s health: incentives, legislation, education and 2020health has … Continue reading

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2020health comment on the u-turn on minimum pricing for alcohol

Responding to the announcement today that the Government has reneged on its commitment to introduce the minimum pricing of alcohol, Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health says:   “We are extremely disappointed that the Prime Minister has decided not to tackle … Continue reading

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Online alcohol self-assessment – expanding the scope of alcohol harm reduction

Guest blog by Don Shenker, Director and Founder of the Alcohol Health Network. Heavy drinking is one of the major causes of preventable disease and mortality in the world, ranked eighth globally among the leading risk factors for preventable deaths and third … Continue reading

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The A&E crisis is not about hospital staff and money – we must focus on the causes

Top of the news today is the ‘A&E crisis’. Before you get really worried, this ‘crisis’ is based on hospitals that are not meeting the 4 hour target. The system is NOT close to collapse. However, the solutions being put … Continue reading

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