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Number of smokers accessing free NHS quit support increases by a third

A record breaking 15,599 smokers in Wales used free NHS Help Me Quit services in 2018-19 – signalling the fourth consecutive year of growth and an increase of 3,672 smokers from five years ago (31 per cent). Read more

John Boulton appointed as NHS Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety/Director of 1000 Lives

After a successful year as the Interim Director, Dr John Boulton has been substantively appointed as the Director for NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety / 1000 Lives Improvement. His appointment will take effect from 1 September 2019. Read more

Preventable trauma in childhood costs North America and Europe $1.3 trillion a year

Across Europe and North America the long-term impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on health and productivity is equivalent to 1.3 trillion dollars a year, according to a new paper published in the Lancet Public Health. Read more

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