Network chair blogs

Read blogs from each of the chairs of the Responsibility Deal networks.

NICE behaviour change draft guidance published

Paul Lincoln

In my last update I highlighted that I was chairing the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (NICE) behaviour change development group.  I am delighted to report that NICE have now published a partial update of Public Health guidance … Read more → – NICE behaviour change draft guidance published

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A wake up call for food businesses to evolve with the changing times

Susan Jebb

Food network chair Dr Susan Jebb challenges businesses to consider the impact the healthier eating agenda is having and to make a new year’s resolution to commit to the Responsibility Deal. It was interesting to see the new Change4life campaign, … Read more → – A wake up call for food businesses to evolve with the changing times

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Henry Ashworth on New Year’s resolutions and the alcohol industry

Henry Ashworth

Evidence suggests that New Year resolutions are more likely to be successful when people commit publicly to them. In his first video-blog, Henry Ashworth, co-Chair of the Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network, talks about the resolutions being made by the industry … Read more → – Henry Ashworth on New Year’s resolutions and the alcohol industry

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Dr Susan Jebb – On our way to 5 A Day

Susan Jebb

Thanks to years of solid work the public awareness of the health benefits of fruit and vegetables is impressively high, but national surveys tell us that consumption remains stubbornly low. Only 1 in 3 people achieve the 5-A-Day goal and … Read more → – Dr Susan Jebb – On our way to 5 A Day

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Dame Carol Black takes on the challenge of health improvement among workers across the construction and civil engineering industry

Carol Black

With 27 million of us going to work every day, the workplace offers a major opportunity to drive health improvement. In this blog, Dame Carol Black, chair of the health at work network, talks about the importance of workplace health … Read more → – Dame Carol Black takes on the challenge of health improvement among workers across the construction and civil engineering industry

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Dame Carol Black urges employers to get behind Stoptober and support employees to quit

Carol Black

Dame Carol Black, chair of the Government’s Responsibility Deal health at work network, spells out what’s in it for employers to help their staff stop smoking and urges them to sign up to the Responsibility Deal stop smoking pledge. A … Read more → – Dame Carol Black urges employers to get behind Stoptober and support employees to quit

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Fred Turok, chair of the physical activity network talks about the Olympic legacy

Fred Turok

What an incredible two weeks of sport. The Games have had everything: passion, excitement, enthusiasm and more success than anyone could have imagined.  All the world’s top athletes competed in London and Team GB won over 50 medals, finishing an … Read more → – Fred Turok, chair of the physical activity network talks about the Olympic legacy

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Paul Lincoln, chair of the behaviour change network talks about progress to date

Paul Lincoln

The Behaviour Change network is one of the five networks, along with alcohol, food, health at work and physical activity established as part of the Responsibility Deal. But while these other networks develop specific pledges, the Behaviour Change network’s  purpose … Read more → – Paul Lincoln, chair of the behaviour change network talks about progress to date

Dr Susan Jebb, chair of the food network talks about the good progress on salt reduction

Susan Jebb

I was delighted to see the continuing decline in the average amount of salt we’re eating in England from the 2011 urinary salt survey – down a further 0.5g since the last survey in 2008 to 8.1g a day. It … Read more → – Dr Susan Jebb, chair of the food network talks about the good progress on salt reduction

Henry Ashworth, chair of the alcohol network – Tangible action from alcohol producers drives momentum on the Deal

Henry Ashworth

Alcohol is commonplace in our society and the vast majority of people (78%) drink within Government guidelines.  Nationally, alcohol consumption is falling and levels of binge drinking are at the lowest recorded levels amongst young people with significantly fewer children … Read more → – Henry Ashworth, chair of the alcohol network – Tangible action from alcohol producers drives momentum on the Deal

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