Posts Tagged ‘Public Health England’

Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

New statistics have highlighted the gravity of the dental health crisis among children in England, as new figures from Public Health England reveal that over a quarter of 5-year-olds in Birmingham have at least one rotten, filled or missing tooth.  Statistics show that 26.7 of the city’s children have signs of decay. This is higher […]


Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing in a bid to reduce rates of decay

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing in a bid to reduce rates of decay

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing at school as part of an initiative to reduce rates of childhood decay. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, is expected to launch a consultation, outlining a series of measures that will be introduced to try and bring the number of children requiring extractions in hospital down. Health experts […]


New study reveals just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday

New study reveals just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday

A new study has revealed that just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday in England. Research undertaken by teams at the University of Birmingham, the University of Edinburgh and Public Health England also suggested that only 12% of children visited the dentist by the age of 2. Researchers also found that […]


Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients in Hertfordshire have been advised to undergo blood tests after concerns were raised about the use of unclean equipment. Patients registered at [email protected] have been urged to have blood tests after it was confirmed that dirty instruments may have been used by one of the practice hygienists. Public Health England has […]


Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Children from Ipswich are more likely to need teeth extracting than those living in other parts of the East of England, new research has revealed. New data shows that rates of tooth extraction in the town are the highest in the region. Figures from Public Health England suggest that 238 extractions were carried out in […]


Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Health experts in Portsmouth have expressed fears for children, as new figures suggest that the number of youngsters attending dental appointments has fallen. Recent statistics from Public Health England showed that only 55.3% of children in Portsmouth visited a dentist last year. This is a decrease on the previous year, and a lower figure than […]


Hackney council teams up with Orthodox leaders to tackle tooth decay crisis among Charedi children

Hackney council teams up with Orthodox leaders to tackle tooth decay crisis among Charedi children

Hackney Council is working with leaders in the Jewish Orthodox community to tackle a tooth decay crisis among young Charedi children. According to figures from Public Health England, rates of dental decay among Charedi children are significantly higher than children from other backgrounds within the local community. The body suggests that just 20% of Charedi […]


Oral Health Foundation backs Change4Life campaign to reduce childhood sugar consumption

Oral Health Foundation backs Change4Life campaign to reduce childhood sugar consumption

Leading dental charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has backed Public Health England’s Change4Life campaign in a bid to reduce the number of children consuming too much sugar. Research published recently by PHE revealed that the average child in England consumes the recommended intake of sugar for their entire childhood by the age of 10. Change4Life […]


UK children exceed total childhood recommended intake of sugar by the age of 10, new research suggests

UK children exceed total childhood recommended intake of sugar by the age of 10, new research suggests

Children in the UK are consuming the total recommended intake of sugar for their entire childhood by the time they turn 10, new research suggests. Figures show that children are consuming around 8 extra cubes of sugar per day, which equates to an additional 2,800 cubes per year. This is compared to the recommended daily […]


Coca Cola revises Christmas truck tour plans following criticism from health organisations

Coca Cola revises Christmas truck tour plans following criticism from health organisations

Coca Cola has revised plans for its truck tour this Christmas after receiving criticism from health organisations last year. Traditionally, the famous red truck, which features in arguably the most iconic festive TV commercial of our time, tours towns and cities as part of events organised by local councils and shopping centres. However, last year, […]