Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Leeds GP Confederation improving the health of the people of Leeds

You may have seen reference to the Leeds GP confederation, primary care networks and local care partnerships but what does it all mean?  Jim Barwick, Chief Executive of Leeds GP Confederation explains and tells us future developments are in the … Continue reading

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Leeds gets physical with Activeage

Have you heard about ACTIVAGE?  Happening in Leeds at the moment, this scheme supplies technology free of charge in people’s homes to help them live more independently and provide peace of mind for relatives living at a distance. Let’s find … Continue reading

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It’s a long, long road, but Leeds Peer support, helps share the load

Did you know that in Leeds we have a dedicated Peer Support Coordinator who works with long term conditions peer support groups? Stacey Taylor has now been in post for 3 months and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience … Continue reading

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Tackling illicit tobacco helps smokers quit

Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds City Council Director of Public Health, is backing campaigns to tackle illegal tobacco, help people quit smoking and promote a smoke free generation. 

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Leeds next hot meal campaign – what’s for dinner?

As a carer, paid or voluntary, or a neighbour, or someone close to a vulnerable isolated older person or a health and social care professional such as a social worker or district nurse you may come across someone who is having … Continue reading

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How Leeds Home Plus service can help this winter

Winter sunshine is always welcome during the shorter days but though beautiful to look at often means it’s frosty, icy underfoot and cold.  This poses difficulties for many people whether it be heating the home, risking falls by going out … Continue reading

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Flu Mythbusting

  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 … Continue reading

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