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17 September 2020

Leading health organisations set Government six tests required to deliver a world class public health system to level-up the nation’s health​

Responding to Tuesday’s update from the Government on the timetable and process for the restructuring of public health, leading health organisations and alliances have set out six tests they believe Government proposals must pass to deliver truly world class outcomes in levelling-up health and securing a population resilient to future health risks.

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12 September 2020

Over 70 health organisations unite to raise serious concerns with Government about plans to reorganise the public health system

Today over 70 health organisations and alliances have sent a joint statement to the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Health, and the interim leadership of Public Health England, raising serious concerns about the reorganisation of public health now underway. This follows recent announcements that PHE will cease to exist by April next year and be replaced by the National Institute of Health Protection.

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14 May 2020

Lockdown leads to increases in secondhand smoke exposure for children

Health campaigners are warning that new evidence suggests lockdown has left more children exposed to the harms of secondhand smoke.

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04 May 2020

Around 300,000 smokers have #QuitforCovid

Over half a million more have tried to quit and 2.4 million have cut down.

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11 January 2018

Launch of NHS Smokefree Pledge

Organisations across the NHS and the world of public health today gathered in Parliament to declare their support for a smokefree NHS.

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01 February 2016

SFAC News Archive 2008 - 2016

Read a selection of historical news stories related to the Smokefree Action Coalition and its work and campaigns.

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