Public Health England’s “One You” campaign is about engaging patients and the public concerning the various practical steps it is possible to take to avoid preventable disease. It is estimated that the NHS wastes more than £11 billion per year on treating potentially avoidable illnesses caused by the effects of poor diet, inactivity, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
“Living healthily in midlife can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond”.
PHE launches One You. London: Public Health England, March 7th 2016.
“Public Health England’s One You campaign is urging the over 40s to drink less, exercise more, eat better and give up smoking”.
Triggle, N. (2016). Middle-aged ‘risk unhealthy retirement’. London: BBC Health News, March 7th 2016.
This relates to:
There’s only one you – Be the best “you” you can be. Online: NHS OneYou [Official Website], March 2016.
Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
Of likely interest; healthy-lifestyle support will be on offer from the NHS in England to help people at risk of developing type-2 diabetes:
Triggle, N. (2016). Type-2 Diabetes: at-risk offered healthy lifestyle help. London: BBC Health News, March 22nd 2016.
A recent BBC News commentary:
Triggle, N. (2016). Dawn of the nanny state? London: BBC Health News, March 28th 2016.
Demand Management: Self-Care Could Avoid Millions of Unnecessary GP Visits (LGA)
The Local Government Association has advised use of pharmacies or NHS websites, instead of attending GPs, for minor conditions and illnesses.
Don’t go to GP with runny nose, councils urge the sick. [Earlier title = Simple self-care measures could end millions of unnecessary GP visits every year, says the LGA]. London: BBC Health News, November 5th 2016.