Community mental health nurses are being urged to share their experiences about the part they play in helping patients to quit smoking and the barriers standing in their way of offering this support.
Nurses are being urged not to hesitate about recommending e-cigarettes to their patients after a “ground-breaking” UK study found they are one of the most effective ways to kick the habit.
Efforts to boost health professionals’ knowledge of nutrition and ensure they feel confident talking to patients about sensitive topics like weight are among steps designed to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis set out in the long-term plan for the NHS in England.
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services, as part of the new NHS long-term plan, according to those behind the strategy.
Clearer guidance and training is needed at local level for health professionals on the endorsement of e-cigarettes to cancer patients who smoke, according to the authors of a UK study.
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study.
Matt Hancock has promised a funding boost for community and primary care services, as part of a new national strategy on illness prevention.
Staff and patients at a hospital in Yorkshire are being urged via tannoy to heed advice not to smoke while outside its buildings, to coincide with the annual charity-led Stoptober event.
A Greater Manchester hospital has become the first in the UK to offer addiction treatment to all of its patients that smoke.
Government cuts are pushing England into a public health crisis, the Labour Party has claimed.