Tag Archives: Trudi Grant

New £400k funding for mental health service to support children and young people in Somerset schools and colleges

The work of Fit for my Future, Somerset’s integrated health and care strategy, is already paying dividends. Health, care and education services in Somerset have worked together with partners, schools, young people and parents to secure £400k of trailblazer funding, it was announced today. The funding will help to create two pilot mental health support […]

County Council welcomes Public Health Nursing Team

Somerset County Council will welcome almost 200 public health nursing staff into their fold from 1 April, committed to continuing to give the County’s children the best start in life. Staff made up of Health Visitors, School Nurses, Assistant Practitioners and Administrative Support will officially transfer from Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to Somerset County […]

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 […]

Somerset welcomes sugar tax

Trudi Grant, Somerset’s Director of Public Health, has welcomed the government’s budget announcement for a levy on high sugar drinks. Trudi said: “This is great news for the health of our families and children in Somerset. It will help them to cut back on sugar, reducing childhood obesity and help to prevent tooth decay. “We […]

Council reaches gold standard

Somerset County Council is the latest employer to be recognised by Somerset’s Public Health for its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce. The Council was presented with the Somerset Healthy Workplace gold award this week, after being assessed on areas such as supporting staff to quit smoking, promoting physical activity and […]

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 for Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Forecasters have stated there is a 60 per cent risk of a heatwave […]

Help yourself and your NHS this winter

Winter is a busy time for the NHS, and Somerset’s Public Health chief is reminding people of the simple things they can do to help make this Christmas a healthy one. Trudi Grant, Somerset’s Director of Public Health, is highlighting some common sense practical steps people can take to minimise the risk to their own […]