Health Task and Finish Group
The Health Task and Finish Group works to enhance healthy living in the borough. There are two key contributors to a better quality of life: one is to improve the physical and mental health, as well as the whole person wellbeing of local people; the other is reducing health inequality in the borough.
The Health priorities
The initial priorities and objectives of the Group as set out in the Sustainable Community Strategy are:-
Who makes up the Health Task & Finish Group?
Founder members of the Group are drawn from the following organisations:-
How to contact the Health Task and Finish Group
Please contact the Health chair person
Changes to Children's A & E
For information on Children's A & E services see the poster NHS Trust Children's A & E [1MB] or visit the NHS Trust website
Standarised packaging of Tobacco
The Government has recently announced a public consultation about the standardised packaging of tobacco products - otherwise known as plain packaging - asking for your views. Research and large scientific surveys from around the world indicate that plain packs are less appealing; make the health warnings more effective; and stop smokers believing that some brands are less harmful than others. Every year, another 340,000 children in the UK are tempted to try smoking. And research has indicated that they are more likely to be lured by designed tobacco packs, than by plain packs. Shiny holograms, pretty pastel colours and wrappers, are just some of the eye-catching pack designs that are available.
Visit Plain Packs Protect campaign to support the Plain Packs Protect Campaign
Take part in the public consultation which closes on 10 July Standardised packaging of tobacco
This page was last updated on 13/05/2013