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  • Welcome to Tees Valley Public Health Shared Service. We provide public health support for Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees local authority areas. The team offers business and contracting support, public health expertise, pharmaceutical advice, public health intelligence and screening support for healthy heart checks and respiratory illness. There are many public health resources on the site covering a wide range of topics; if you cannot see what you are looking for, please use the search facility. Most content on this site can be viewed without registering. We aim to provide a local focus on public health issues and would value your contributions. Any feedback on what you like and what you think could be improved would be welcome.

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    • 18/08/2016 National child obesity strategy

      Reducing the amount of sugar in food and drinks and encouraging primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active are the focus of the national childhood obesity action plan. The plan aims to significantly reduce the rate of childhood obesity within ten years.

    • 02/08/2016 Smoking prevalence

      Public Health England has updated adult smoking prevalence data in the Tobacco Control Profiles. It shows a continued decline in smoking in all Tees Valley local authority areas, although rates remain significantly higher than England in both Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. The update includes new data on potential years of life lost and more recent data for several indicators. See also a Fresh NE press release.

    • 14/07/2016 Comings and goings

      The Office for National Statistics has published data on births and deaths for local authorities in 2015. The deaths data shows Middlesbrough and Hartlepool among the areas with the ten highest standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) in England. In Tees Valley, there were about 7,900 births and 7,100 deaths in 2015.

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