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Social prescribing to be major talking point during Self Care Week 2017

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"Since the formation of the Self Care Forum in 2011, great progress has been made in embedding self care into everyday life," says Kingston-Upon-Thames GP and forum co-chair, Dr Pete Smith. This year’s Self Care Week, running 13 -19 November …

To prevent suicide, communities must come together

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Every suicide is a tragedy – not just for the person who loses their life, but for their friends, families and communities says Professor Kevin Fenton, Health Improvement and Population Healthcare Leader at Public Health England. And empowering communities through …

Killing me softly

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Sorry to subvert a romantic pop classic in the pursuit of sharing public health messages, but it’s long been established that second hand smoke can cause cancer. Indeed, regular exposure – so called passive smoking – can increase a non-smoker’s …