Public health is defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society” (Acheson, 1988; WHO). In other words, public health seeks to identify risks to health and ...
03 July 2018
Today NHS Digital has published statistics on smoking rates including smoking during pregnancy. Just under 11% of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery in 2017/18.
19 June 2018
A midwife originally from Formby in Liverpool and one of the very first Consultant Midwives in the UK has received a national award from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) for her contribution to midwifery.
20 June 2017
A report “Everyday Interactions”, to be published tomorrow (00.01 Wednesday, 21st June 2017) by Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), aims to support healthcare professionals – including midwives - ...
14 November 2016
Today the World Breastfeeding Trends initiative report will be published. The report says that while there are good infant feeding policies and programmes across the UK, these are scattered and many are threatened by cuts.
22 January 2019
Today the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has published a new report - State of Child Health: Two Years On.Commenting on the report, Clare Livingstone, Professional Advisor at the Royal College of Midwives, said: "This is ...
15 March 2019
Today a report from Action on Smoking and Health and Cancer Research UK says that Government cuts to public health budgets mean that only half of local authorities offer all smokers the best support to quit.