Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018-19 set out the ambition for CCGs to actively encourage every practice to be part of a local primary care network so that these cover the whole country as far as possible by the end of 2018/19.
NHS England has collated case studies from across the country where primary care networks are already making a difference to staff and patients.
Stay Well This Winter is designed to encourage people who are at particular risk of becoming seriously ill over the winter period to adopt behaviours that will help them avoid admission to hospital. This includes:
Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, which launched on 1 October.
Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. It is based on research that shows that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.
There a lots of ways to quit and Stoptober can help people choose what works for them. Stoptober offers a range of free support to help people on their quitting journey including an app, daily emails, Facebook Messenger and lots of encouragement from the Stoptober online community on Facebook. In addition, people can get expert face-to-face advice from local stop smoking services. Those who use stop smoking aids and who get face-to-face support from their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to quit successfully.
Click here to visit the Stoptober website.
You can also access a range of resources to support and promote the campaign here.