Flu consultations increase 78% in a week

Flu consultations increase 78% in a week

January 15 2018 GPs saw over 21,700 cases of patients with influenza-like illness in the first...

New COPD pathway launched

New COPD pathway launched

January 12 2018 NHS RightCare has set out the core components of an optimal service for people...

MHRA warns of confusion over drug names and potential for errors

MHRA warns of confusion over drug names and potential for errors

January 11 2018 Healthcare professionals are being asked to be extra vigilant when prescribing or...

Co-dydramol strengths and herbal medicines among latest Drug Safety Update advice

Co-dydramol strengths and herbal medicines among latest Drug Safety Update advice

January 10 2018 The medicines regulator has highlighted the different strengths of co-dydramol in...

DVLA guidance on assessing patients with sleep apnoea updated

DVLA guidance on assessing patients with sleep apnoea updated

January 9 2018 The Primary Care Respiratory Society is flagging up changes to the driving...

  • Flu consultations increase 78% in a week

    Flu consultations increase 78% in a week

    Monday, 15 January 2018 10:57
  • New COPD pathway launched

    New COPD pathway launched

    Friday, 12 January 2018 14:53
  • MHRA warns of confusion over drug names and potential for errors

    MHRA warns of confusion over drug names and potential for errors

    Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:40
  • Co-dydramol strengths and herbal medicines among latest Drug Safety Update advice

    Co-dydramol strengths and herbal medicines among latest Drug Safety Update advice

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:08
  • DVLA guidance on assessing patients with sleep apnoea updated

    DVLA guidance on assessing patients with sleep apnoea updated

    Tuesday, 09 January 2018 11:49

a no smoking signJanuary 3 2017

Free printed, digital and social resources are now available via Public Health England’s Campaign Resource Centre to help health professionals encourage smokers to quit.

The new campaign materials include posters tailored for different health care settings, and toolkits with packs of materials ready-made for use. Digital and social resources include:

  • leaderboard digital banner (customisable versions available);
  • MPU digital banner (customisable versions available);
  • skyscraper digital banner (customisable versions available);
  • email signature;
  • digital TV screen;
  • organic Twitter and Facebook posts, with suggested copy (customisable versions available);
  • paid (sponsored) Twitter and Facebook posts;
  • gifs – either as a 15 second or 5 second version.

This year’s Smokefree Health Harms campaign features a new television advert, highlighting the dangers of tar in cigarettes. It shows how poisons from tar enter the bloodstream, spreading around the body within seconds and causing damage to major organs.

There’s also a PR video, featuring Dr Dawn Harper and Dragon's Den investor Hilary Devey, showing what happens to blood when smoking tobacco. This can be viewed on the NHS Smokefree YouTube channel.

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