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Weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.
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As you know this is Dementia Awareness Week and our campaign with the Alzheimer’s Society to recruit one million Dementia Friends is gathering pace. We are already more than a third of the way towards achieving this.
Alcohol misuse is the third highest preventable cause of ill health and death after tobacco and high blood pressure. Consumption has doubled in the last 50 years and the costs to the individuals concerned, to their families, to the NHS and more widely are huge.
NHS Health Checks are now being offered by every local authority. On Wednesday PHE brought together around 100 academic researchers, local authority commissioners, clinicians and representatives from the voluntary and community sector, to shape the content and direction of the first research and evaluation strategy for the programme.
And finally, I had a very productive and enjoyable morning with Staffordshire County Council this week and while there observed that Councillor Robbie Marshall, the cabinet member for health and wellbeing, only ever takes the stairs and if discovered in a lift gifts £1 to charity.
Published: 23 May 2014
From: Public Health England