Take 40 seconds of action to prevent a suicide

Health commissioners in Kirklees are calling on local people to take 40 seconds of action this World Mental Health Day. Every year close to 800,000 people globally take their own life, about one person, every 40 seconds. Suicide is the biggest killer of people under...

Back to School Asthma campaign launches in Kirklees

The local NHS and Kirklees Council have launched a campaign to encourage parents and guardians of children with asthma to ensure their children keep using their asthma medication throughout the summer holidays – and all year round. There is a peak in children...

Long term plan engagement report welcomed

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) leaders have welcomed the publication of a Healthwatch public engagement report ‘What would you do?’.  In 2018, the government announced that the NHS’ budget would be increased by £20 billion a...

Top tips to avoid the misery of hay fever

For those who suffer with hay fever, summer can be a miserable time. Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollens and the effects of hay fever can range from being quite mild, to having serious effects on your normal daily life. Common symptoms include a runny, itchy...