Small, practical steps are best way of maintaining a healthy weight

Small, practical steps are best way of maintaining a healthy weight

Limiting screen time, walking more, and eating healthily are among the most effective ways of maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain.

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Drug and alcohol support service wins 2015 NICE LGC Award

Drug and alcohol support service wins 2015 NICE LGC Award

Telford and Wrekin Borough Council has won this year’s NICE Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Public Health Award for its work in helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Most home care visits should be at least half an hour

Most home care visits should be at least half an hour

Home care visits to elderly people should last for at least half an hour and be centred around personalised care rather than a “one-size fits all” service, says NICE.

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Vulnerable people living in cold homes need greater support

Vulnerable people living in cold homes need greater support

GPs and other health and social care professionals have a huge untapped opportunity to spot and help vulnerable people whose health is at risk because of living in a cold home, says NICE.

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