Birmingham working together to tackle inequality

By on 15/06/2016 in Blog, Cllr Zaffar, News with 2 Comments

Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, Cllr Waseem Zaffar, on his determination to tackle inequalities in Birmingham.

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The challenge has changed and so must we

By on 06/11/2015 in Blog, Future Council with 0 Comments

As the recruitment campaign for more senior staff gets underway, Chief Executive Mark Rogers, looks at the challenges facing new and existing Birmingham City Council staff.

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The most dangerous ‘legal high’ of all

By on 12/08/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Responding to recent headlines, Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, takes a look at the issue of legal highs. I want to talk about legal highs or rather I want to talk about one particular legal high. I’m referring to a freely available substance that causes major health problems, destroys families and costs the Birmingham […]

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Olympic legacy: Sport or physical activity?

By on 04/08/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Head of Wellbeing Services Karen Creavin explains, you don’t have to be in training for the Rio Olympic Games to enjoy the many benefits of a physically active lifestyle.

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Be wise owls and start walking Birmingham

By on 28/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, hopes Birmingham’s owl invasion can encourage more people to put their best foot forward on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

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10 easy ways to reduce your sugar consumption

By on 17/07/2015 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

With experts urging the government to halve the recommended daily intake of sugar, how easy is it to cut down on the white stuff? Birmingham Public Health’s healthy eating expert, Charlene Mulhern suggests some easy ways to reduce your sugar intake without leaving a sour taste. Don’t skip breakfast If you skip breakfast, by 11am […]

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Determined to focus on Birmingham’s mental health

By on 02/06/2015 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton with 2 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, focusses on the often taboo subject of mental health.

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Lack of stairs only escalates the inactivity problem

By on 28/04/2015 in Blog with 1 Comment

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, makes the case for more stairs as Birmingham faces up to an inactivity crisis. Listening to the news this morning, I was interested to hear that the escalators at New St Station are in urgent need of repair. Well here’s a novel idea: Why not take the […]

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Protecting Our Parents: Shining a light on a huge issue

By on 14/04/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Service Director for Health and Wellbeing, Alan Lotinga, reflects on deserved recognition for TV Documentary series Protecting Our Parents. As someone who has worked in social care for over 25 years, my job is never dull or predictable. But this is the first time I’ve ever blogged about a BAFTA nomination. That’s exactly […]

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The race is on

By on 23/03/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Future Council This morning the first progress report on our implementation of the recommendations of the Kerslake Review is published by the Independent Improvement Panel. The Panel has sent a letter to the Leader of the Council and also published a short supporting report – both of which can be found here: As you will know from earlier […]

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