Flu season is nearly upon us and the best way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated before the end of November.
Vaccines are one of the greatest public health innovations in recent history and no other medical intervention has done more to save lives. The flu vaccine has been proved to reduce the number of deaths and hospital admissions. Studies have shown that the flu jab does work and will help prevent you getting the flu.
It’s not difficult to get a flu jab you can even get one while you’re doing your weekly shop in a supermarket so why are we all so reluctant? Read on to find out the answers Continue reading
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On World Suicide Prevention Day, Leeds was home to a range of activity as many in the city played their part raising the profile of suicide prevention, mental health stigma and the range of work delivered by organisations across the city to reduce suicide. One event was at St Georges Centre in the heart of Leeds. Continue reading
Leeds Care Record is a joined-up digital care record which enables clinical and care staff to view real-time health and care information across care providers and between different systems. It is a secure computer system that brings together certain important information about patients who have used services provided by their GP, at a local hospital, community healthcare, social services or mental health teams.
Julia Millman, Programme Manager, Leeds Care Record tells us more about what it’s like working on the programme and why she is so passionate about it.
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As Leeds is rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, it was the obvious choice to host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time ever, most people now live in cities.
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People experiencing mental health problems find it much harder to choose, use and pay for essential services like water, broadband, energy and financial products and as a result are three times more likely to be in problem debt.
Just one of the facts revealed last month, by Katie Evans, Head of Research and Policy from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) during a one-day visit hosted by Leeds City Council’s Public Health team. The Institute was set up just over 2 years ago by Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com fame.
Katie delivered a lunchtime seminar with Taira Kayani from Better Leeds Communities and Joe Kent from BARCA-Leeds at the Public Health Resource Centre in Chapel Allerton. Katie met key stakeholders from the Council, advice sector, mental health providers, and frontline workers with an interest in debt and mental health.
So what other information was revealed?
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