Category: United Healthcare

There are an estimated 589,000 people who are dependent on alcohol in England and about a quarter of them are likely to be receiving mental health medication; mostly for anxiety and depression, but also for sleep problems, psychosis and bipolar…

The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, focuses on the effects of cold weather on health, looking at how COVID-19 amplifies cold-related risks and actions that can be taken to prevent harm, particularly to the most vulnerable. This blog…

This year, it is more important than ever that we do everything we can to protect the population and the NHS from flu. Flu can be very serious and puts significant pressure on the NHS every winter – we see…

Recent articles by Kawachi and by Bambra and colleagues remind us that striking inequality has been a marked feature of past pandemics. No surprise then that it is the disadvantaged poor that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in the…

Local Alert Levels are now in place across England so if you’re considering or have booked a trip for the Autumn half term break, it’s important to be aware of how your region, and the one you’re travelling to, might…

Streets of terraced stone houses in Hebden bridge, Calderdale. Defeating COVID-19 involves everyone working together at local and national level. Since July, 100 local authorities have worked in partnership with NHS Test and Trace to provide local tracing partnerships which…

We’ve recently launched a refreshed dashboard design with some exciting new features. The changes are in direct response to a survey of tens of thousands of our users. There was a lot of feedback, with one response running to more…

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its annual drug misuse deaths report, which shows that there were 4,115 deaths last year due to drug poisoning. The figures show another record high in England and the seventh year in…

Public health programmes are essential in promoting and protecting the health of school-aged children. Delivery of these programmes, which includes the National Child Measurement Programme, immunisations, screenings, mental health services and relationship education, has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)…

For nearly thirty years, nations across the world have come together on 10 October to shine a spotlight on mental health. This year, World Mental Health Day feels more important than ever as we feel the impact of the COVID-19…