Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13419)           
UK only International

Office for Health Promotion launched to improve UK's physical and mental health

By Tom Walker    30 Mar 2021
The new office will design, implement and track policies that have been created to improve all health outcomes / Shutterstock/Elena Nichizhenova
The new Office for Health Promotion will be crucial in tackling the causes, not just the symptoms, of poor health and improving prevention of illnesses and disease
– Boris Johnson

The UK government has launched a new Office for Health Promotion, designed to lead efforts to improve the nation's physical and mental health.

Tasked with promoting physical activity, tackling obesity and improving mental health, the new office is modelled on similar schemes around the world, such as Singapore’s "health promotion board".

Launched in response to the pandemic – which has exposed the severity of the UK's poor public health when it comes to preventable diseases – the office will address and tackle these public health issues across all ages.

Its remit will be to "systematically tackle the top preventable risk factors causing death and ill health in the UK", by designing, implementing and tracking delivery policy across government.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of physical health in our ability to tackle such illnesses, and we must continue to help people to lead healthy lives so that we can all better prevent and fight illnesses.

"The new Office for Health Promotion will be crucial in tackling the causes, not just the symptoms, of poor health and improving prevention of illnesses and disease."

Sitting within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the office will aim to bring together a range of skills to lead a new era of public health policies, leveraging modern digital tools and data, as well as actuarial science and delivery experts.

The Office will now set out to recruit an "expert lead" who will report jointly to the Health Secretary and the Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty.

It is understood, however, that the new office won't receive additional funding and will be operated using resources from the existing health budget.

Secretary Matt Hancock said: "Good physical and mental health is central to our happiness and wellbeing. Yet so much of what keeps us healthy happens outside hospitals and the health service.

"By establishing the Office for Health Promotion we will bring health promotion into the heart of Government, working to the Chief Medical Officer, so we can level up the health of our nation, working across national and local government.

"Prevention is better than cure. By putting in place innovative prevention measures, we can help everyone to live longer, healthier lives as we ease back to normality, and relieve pressures on our NHS."

The launch of the new office follows the establishment of the new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), set to launch in April 2021.

With the UKHSA leading on health security, the Office for Health Promotion will focus on health improvement, leading at a national level to exert influence across the health and care system and beyond.

Matt Hancock  Boris Johnson  Office for Health Promotion  Chris Whitty 
Sign up for FREE ezines
Related news
Sports jobs

Duty Manager (Dry)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Slough, UK

CEO

Moray Sports Foundation
Salary: Package circa £60k
Location: Elgin, UK

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chesham, UK

Lifeguards

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Lutterworth, UK

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Lutterworth, UK

Fitness and Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Yateley, UK

Membership Consultant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Fleet, UK

Sports Community / Contract manager

LeisureForce
Salary: IRO £3,500+ per month
Location: Saudi Arabia

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Cheltenham, UK
recruiting with sports management

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Uttoxeter, UK

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rickmansworth, UK

Attendant

Actif Sport and Leisure
Salary: £19,312* - £20,092* *pro rata
Location: Carmarthen, UK

Lifeguards

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Cirencester

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carshalton

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Cirencester

Lifeguards

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Alton
recruiting with sports management

Team leaders (Wet)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Location: Alton

Team leaders (Wet)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Location: Alton

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wellington, UK

Duty Manager (Dry)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Alcester, UK

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Bedminster, Bristol, UK

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Bristol, UK

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Bristol, UK
training with sports management

Operations manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Aylesbury, UK

Lifeguards

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Bracknell, UK

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Alton, UK

Assistant Manager

NRG Gym Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stretford, Manchester, UK

Associate Director of Sport

Lancaster University
Salary: Competitive
Location: Lancaster, UK

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Swimming teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Buckingham, UK
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  recreation assistant jobs  apprenticeships jobs  personal trainer jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  duty manager jobs  assistant manager jobs  general manager jobs  assistant general manager jobs  Catering Assistant jobs  Customer Services Advisor jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Art of Cryo
Art of cryo, the premium cryotherapy chamber manufacturer, offers its customers offers its customers a complete, reliable and effective solution for operators and results for guests. Experts in whole-body cryo solutions including cryo chambers, whole body cryo treatment software, certified courses to become a “whole body cryo operator” and “whole body cryo expert” and a monthly newsletter highlighting new studies. Imagine: in just seconds, you could be on your way to a clear mind.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment is the government department that supports UK companies to trade internationally and helps overseas businesses to set up in the UK.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: Hillingdon
Company: Hillingdon Borough Council
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
More diary dates