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LGA responds to APPG report on food and drink marketing

"Urgent action is needed to tackle the child obesity crisis to prevent today’s obese children becoming tomorrow’s obese adults."

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LGA responds to analysis by The Health Foundation on public health services

"Early intervention and prevention work by councils to tackle teenage pregnancy, child obesity, physical inactivity, sexually transmitted infections and substance misuse, is vital to improve the public’s health."

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LGA responds to NHS Digital figures from the National Child Measurement Programme

"The UK is already one of the most obese nations in western Europe, with one in three 10 and 11-year-olds and one in five four and five-year-olds classed as overweight or obese, respectively."

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LGA responds to survey by BASHH and BHIVA on sexual health services

Councils are having to carefully consider how best they can spend their public health funding, which has been reduced by £600 million, to maximise cost effectiveness, improve people’s health through better access for service users and ensure prompt provision of contraception to reduce unplanned pregnancies.

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New university students urged to get meningitis vaccine

“Meningitis is potentially deadly, can kill within hours and first-year students are at particular risk of catching it.”

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LGA responds to Public Health England's Health Profile for England

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Public Health England’s Health Profile for England report.

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LGA responds to Public Health England annual HIV statistics

“The progress made in supporting people with HIV, enabling them to live independent, fulfilling lives, and the fact that it is no longer the death sentence it once was, is a major public health success story."

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Record demand on sexual health services putting system at tipping point

Record demand for sexual health services in England has seen visits to clinics reach 3.3 million a year, putting the system under huge pressure and leaving people facing longer waits for appointments.

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LGA responds to Diabetes UK report on health check take-up figures

Cllr Nick Forbes, Senior Vice Chair of the Local Government Association, responds to analysis from Diabetes UK showing that less than half of people eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have received one.

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Obesity crisis: 40 per cent increase in Type 2 diabetes in children

"These figures are a national tragedy and a sad indictment of how we have collectively failed as a society to tackle childhood obesity, one of the biggest health challenges we face."