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David Kidney, Chief Executive of the UK Public Health Register and Executive Chair of the proposed West Midlands Health Technologies Cluster and Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health, Sandwell, outline the investment and opportunities for innovative public health services and practices across the West Midlands.
Alex Ellicott is a Public Health researcher with Health Action Campaign. She became interested in the influence of the man-made environment on health while working as a Trainee Safety Consultant, gaining insight into environmental health protection within the nuclear, oil and gas industry. This has led to her current research, on the wider influence of climate change on public health. Here, she outlines the significant effects climate change could have on UK public health.
Amanda Atkinson, Head of Parental Engagement at the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), outlines their new Parent Hub and why it is a vital resource.
RSPH has welcomed publication of the Government’s new obesity strategy, Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, but has warned that there are a number of missing elements.
RSPH has recently published our Annual Report for 2019, which outlines our highlights and achievements from 2019 and our plans for the future.
Vicki Shotbolt is the founder and CEO of Parent Zone, an organisation that helps parents and families to navigate the challenges of a connected world. Vicki leads a team that reaches millions of families every year working directly with children, parents, carers and professionals. Here, she outlines the dangers of skin gambling and shares her tips for spotting the signs of gambling behaviour in young people.
RSPH has today co-signed a letter published in The Grocer, calling for junk food marketing restrictions to be included in the new Government obesity strategy.
Caitlin Tempest is a Training Coordinator for Citizens Advice RCT and has been delivering the GambleAware funded Gambling Support Service project since it was introduced in Wales in 2019. Here, she discusses what is needed to address gambling harms and support people who may be affected.
Linda Hindle is the Deputy Chief Allied Health Professional Officer, working for Public Health England as Lead AHP and Public Health Engagement Lead for the Emergency Services. She introduces the Allied Health Professions hub and explains how the hub's resources aim to support the 14 AHPs in their work to improve the public's health.