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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

If you are a trans man, you are non-binary or you are intersex, you may still be at risk of some gynaecological cancers if you have retained your reproductive organs (womb, cervix, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva) and should know what symptoms to look out for and how you can look after your gynaecological health. We understand that thinking and talking about your gynaecological health might be difficult and there is very little information out there which is relevant and accessible. That is why we have put together this information to help you access the healthcare you need. Gynaecological cancers, if caught early, are treatable, and cervical cancer is potentially preventable, so it is important to speak to your GP if you notice any worrying symptoms, or changes. Depending on any surgeries or hormonal interventions you have had, your risk of gynaecological cancers may change, and it is important ...
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A Breath of Fresh Air For Hull

A Breath of Fresh Air For Hull

People who live in Hull aged from 55 to less than 75, who smoke or used to smoke and have a Hull GP will be offered a new FREE NHS lung health check. Run by specially-trained nurses from a mobile unit located in the community, lung health checks aim to find out how well your lungs are working. A lung health check can give you the reassurance that your lungs are healthy, or can help find problems early – often before you notice anything is wrong. If lung cancer, or another problem with your breathing or lungs, is found early, treatment could be simpler and more successful ...
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Low Ale Trail

Low Ale Trail

Discover Hull’s Old Town with the Low Ale Trail, an alternative tour exploring the best pubs and bars offering low alcohol drinks. View the map here or download a copy and simply choose your starting point on the map. You can start from any of the bars on the trail and work your way around. Low Ale Trail ...
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Help tackle fraud and take a stand against scams

Help tackle fraud and take a stand against scams

Humberside Police, Hull City Council, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and other local partners have developed a Hull Fraud Forum and are working together to reduce the number of people being scammed in Hull. Sadly fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in the ways they target people meaning it is not just older people that fall victim to these criminals. Last year in the Humberside Police area alone there were 6875 reported victims of fraud and in total they lost was £8.6 million (April 2018 – March 2019). To help reduce the number of people and businesses falling foul of these criminals the Hull Fraud Forum are encouraging people to become Friends Against Scams. This initiative is a great way to raise your awareness of the different types of fraud that are out there. We are therefore encouraging you and your colleagues to complete the FREE 20 minute ...
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Health Improvement Officer - Community and Partnerships Job Position

Health Improvement Officer – Community and Partnerships Job Position

Hull City Council is looking for a dynamic and delivery-focused Health Improvement Officer to join our Public Health Team. The post holder will provide support and expertise in the development and delivery of programmes to support improving the health of communities across Hull. This requires an understanding of the population and how to identify, tackle and manage health inequalities across the City. The role will specifically include: supporting the establishment of a Hull Fairness Commission developing projects with partners which will improve outcomes for mental health taking a lead on workplace well being. The post holder will be ‘hands on’ and a practical problem solver, supporting the Public Health Lead for Communities and Partnerships. The ideal candidate will be passionate about maximizing health outcomes for communities across the City and will work collaboratively with communities and a range of other Local Authority, health and voluntary sector providers. Experience of working ...
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Special Delivery! New maternity website launches in Hull

Special Delivery! New maternity website launches in Hull

A new website which serves as a comprehensive online guide to pregnancy, giving birth and beyond has been launched in Hull. The Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System has created www.humbercoastandvalematernity.org.uk to support people who are thinking about having children, who are already pregnant or who have recently had a baby. The website has been designed to be a single point of information for people wishing to learn more about maternity services in Humber, Coast and Vale, so they are able to choose the most appropriate place to receive care based on their needs. Among the interactive features on the website is a map which shows the hospitals, midwifery units and birth centres where you can give birth in Humber, Coast and Vale, and the different facilities they offer. The website also features a timeline which explains how your baby is growing and developing during the course of pregnancy ...
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UK students waiting up to three months for mental health care

UK students waiting up to three months for mental health care

Students with mental health problems are being forced to wait up to 12 weeks for help from their university, prompting fears that some may take their own lives during the delay. Undergraduates at the Royal College of Music in London had to wait the longest to start counselling last year, with the worst case being 84 days, figures collected by British universities show. Sir Norman Lamb, the ex-health minister who obtained the data, said such long delays for care for conditions such as anxiety and depression could prove seriously damaging to undergraduates. To read the full article go to the Guardian ...
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Mental Health Fair

Mental Health Fair

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lonsdale Community Centre Lonsdale Street, Anlaby Road Hull, HU3 6PA  Part of the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Big Conversation, led by Emma Hardy MP Pop in to learn more about the mental health support services and how they can help you ...
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Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Deadline 14th October The Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care are seeking your views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. They know that our health is shaped by the environment in which we live, the choices we make, and the services we receive and they want to take action on each of these. For more information go to the Government website ...
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Health inequalities in ageing in rural and coastal areas

Health inequalities in ageing in rural and coastal areas

The majority of studies reported older people in rural areas experienced reduced rates of mortality compared to other areas, with some contradictory evidence. However, a number of studies found poorer physical health in rural and coastal populations, again with some contradictory evidence. There is some evidence of a slight increase in the prevalence of widespread musculoskeletal pain with greater rurality. Evidence indicates that mental health problems are associated with living in a rural or coastal area, and that neurological problems are associated with living in a rural area. However, in both cases there is some contradictory evidence. The main drivers of inequalities included social exclusion and isolation, access to and awareness of health and other community services, financial difficulties including fuel poverty and housing issues, a lack of transport and distance from services, low levels of physical activity, and mobility or existing poor health as the healthiest populations were those ...
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