Tag Archives: Prevention and Public Health

More Somerset Mums-To-Be Kick The Habit

The number of women who smoke in pregnancy in Somerset continues to fall in contrast to the national picture where progress has stalled in recent years. Figures released today (Tuesday 3 July) show the national rate of 10.8% has not changed since last year, but in Somerset the rate fell from 13.1% to 11.6% last […]

Get the right NHS treatment

The NHS in Somerset is urging members of the public to get the right treatment and avoid telephoning for a 999 ambulance or visiting busy district hospital Accident and Emergency Departments with only minor illness or ailments. The advice comes as the county’s district hospitals in Taunton and Yeovil have been experiencing exceptionally high demand, […]

Feel good from the inside outside during Naturally Healthy Month

What do bats, wild singing and meadows have in common? Go wild and have an adventure, get out into the beautiful countryside during Somerset’s first ever Naturally Healthy Month which runs all this May and you will find out… People of all ages have the opportunity to take part in around forty-five different outdoor activities, […]

Double celebrations for World Breastfeeding Week

Somerset County Council is proud to celebrate two recent achievements to promote the benefits of breastfeeding to women during World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August 2016). World Breastfeeding Week 2016 promotes the essential role breastfeeding plays in the world’s survival and for good health and wellbeing. ‘Baby Friendly’ stage 3 status has been achieved for a […]

Keep cool and carry on

With hot weather expected over the next few days, Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for vulnerable friends and neighbours. The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Alert Level 2. Forecasters have stated there is a 60 per cent risk of a temperatures being high enough on at least […]