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This document brings together the international evidence on interventions to help reduce the nation’s sugar consumption, as requested by the Department of Health. It contains options including further regulation of promotions, restrictions on the marketing of high sugar products, the impact of fiscal measures and a voluntary reformulation programme. This is the first time the evidence on the subject has been collated and assessed.

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The information contained in this resource assesses the scale of health lost from diseases and injuries in 2013, and estimates of the attributable impact of risk factors. The paper reports health lost by UK country, 9 English regions, age, gender and deprivation.

The study:

  • shows the main causes of health loss in a country or area
  • shows causes which are getting worse or are improving
  • compares causes between different areas and countries
  • assesses where is the greatest potential to reduce burden
  • assesses the effect of deprivation and other risk factors on disease patterns

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The aim of this Sexual Health Needs Assessment is to gain an understanding of the current services, local needs and identify gaps in services in order to inform our approach to improving the sexual health of the local population. The findings will be used for planning and monitoring, and will also inform commissioning and service design. It will provide a framework to reduce sexual health inequalities across the general population including vulnerable groups.

Public Health England (PHE) wants to see a tobacco-free generation by 2025. Despite a continuing decline in smoking rates, nearly 1 in 5 adults still smoke and there are around 90,000 regular smokers aged between 11 and 15. The following shows what we know works to help people stop smoking.

In-depth analysis of NCMP by Bolton Council Public Health Intelligence Team


  • Approximately 1 in 10 Reception children and 1 in 5 Year 6 children in Bolton are classified as very overweight
  • 22.8% of Reception aged children and 34.3% of Year 6 children are either overweight or very overweight
  • The proportion of very overweight children more than doubles between Reception and Year 6
  • Boys in Bolton are more likely to be overweight or very overweight than girls
  • Asian children (especially Asian Indian) in Bolton are more likely to be underweight than the other major ethnic group. This proportion increases 3% from Reception (4.4%) to Year 6 (7.4%)
  • The ethnic profile of the child population in Bolton plays a role in the prevalence of obesity as does the geographical distribution
  • The association between deprivation and childhood obesity prevalence seen nationally is not so clear in Bolton
  • The proportion of underweight children is higher in areas of Bolton that are considered to be more deprived



This rapid evidence review aims to identify relevant literature on the physiological, psychological, social, and behavioural outcomes of physical activity participation among children aged 5 to 11 years, and provide an indication of the strength of the evidence for each outcome.

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The report summarises the key health issues for men living in East part of the borough. The report provides latest statistics for the specific areas of Bradshaw, Breightmet, Little Lever and Darcy Lever, and Tonge with the Haulgh,.The majority of data is taken from the Bolton Health & Wellbeing Survey which is a few years out of date but is still the most reliable sub-Bolton level data we have available. The survey is due to updated this year.

This document shows progress against the actions set out in Living Well for Longer: National support for local action which followed a call to action from the Secretary of State.

The report shows that there has been improved prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of the 5 big killers:

  • cancer
  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • lung disease
  • liver disease

It also outlines the next steps for ongoing improvements across the system in reducing premature mortality.

 This research explores how businesses on the high street can impact the health of the public and includes league tables ranking the "unhealthiest" high streets across London and the UK.The report also includes a range of measures to make high streets more health promoting, including: 

  • Local authorities to be given greater planning powers to prevent the proliferation of betting shops, payday lenders and fast food outlets
  • Public health criteria to be a condition of licensing for all types of business
  • Mandatory food hygiene ratings linked to calorie and nutrition labelling for fast food outlets
  • A limit of 5% of each type of business on a high street in order to avoid oversaturation and provide affordable choice
  • Legislation to enable local councils to set their own differential business rates to encourage healthier outlets and discourage those that are detrimental to health.

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NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This quality standard covers encouraging physical activity in people of all ages who are in contact with the NHS, including staff, patients and carers. It does not cover encouraging physical activity for particular conditions; this is included in condition-specific quality standards where appropriate

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