Skin Cancer Awareness – LET’S GET UNDER THE SKIN OF IT!

Melanoma is a type of cancer that starts in cells in the skin called melanocytes. These cells make a pigment called melanin which gives skin its natural colour. Melanin helps to protect the body from ultraviolet light (UV radiation) from the sun. The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new mole, … Read more

NEW NHS ONLINE SUPPORT FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES

NHS advice will be offered online to people with Type 2 Diabetes to help them manage their condition via a first of its kind of service. Find out more about it here The new offer, will mean people with type 2 diabetes have evidence-based information and support available at the touch of a button, via … Read more

Vaccines Protect Your Children!

Measles can cause serious harm to young adults who haven’t had the MMR vaccine. Speak to your GP to ensure your child is up to date. Read more here:

Many vulnerable children with learning disabilities are stuck in mental health hospitals for too long in poor conditions

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, is today publishing a new report, `Far less than they deserve: Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals’.   The report shows how too many children are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily – in some cases are spending months and years of their childhood … Read more

PERIOD POVERTY

Period poverty is the term used to describe when women and girls struggle or are unable to afford menstrual products and the impact this has on them.  Period poverty has forced more than a quarter of females to miss work or school. Period poverty is becoming a growing concern in Hull. Why not fill out … Read more

HELP US TO HELP YOU!

TALK TO US! Do you run a community group or hold regular meetings? Healthwatch Hull can pop along & speak at your sessions about the role of Healthwatch and how we could help you by: Providing information, advice and support about local Health and Social Care services Finding out what people think about services Visiting services … Read more

Obesity-related hospital admissions in England rise by 15%

From the Guardian The NHS is under increasing pressure from the inexorable rise in obesity in England, where there were more than 700,000 obesity-related hospital admissions in 2017/18, up by 100,000 on the previous year, according to the latest figures. Almost a third (29%) of adults are now obese, the figures from NHS Digital show, an increase of … Read more

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