From April, the UK government’s sugar tax will make 500ml bottles of high-sugar drinks cost an extra 14p, and two litre bottles an extra 58p. The higher price is intended to steer people towards choosing lower-sugar drinks. But promotions, such as “meal deals”, could make the sugar tax meaningless by negating the price difference….
interested? – please see my short piece in The Conversation – and forward to your networks: https://theconversation.com/meal-deals-could-undo-the-benefits-of-the-sugar-tax-91136
Sugar debate: sweet poison: is the demonization of sugar justified?
Participation open to all.
Speakers include Tatiana Christides, President, Food & Health Forum, Royal Society of Medicine
Alison Thomson – West Sussex Award winning sugar reduction programme
Checkland building room A500, from 3.15 pm until 5pm.
This seminar is part of the MDM83 Nutrition in Public Health module.
NHS England has announced the start of an implementation trial to provide HIV prevention drugs to people at high risk of HIV infection. From September, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will be provided by the NHS through the initial three year trial to an estimated 10,000 people, Sexual health clinics in London, Brighton, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield are expected to be amongst the first to start enrolling people in the impact trial.
Additional link: BBC News report
with thanks to Frankie Marcelline, Public Health Specialist Librarian
The Library, Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital for the news
Three new jobs working for IUHPE in Montreal – salary 60000 C$ which is roughly £36000. A wonderful opportunity to work in health promotion internationally. Flash Info_Job Opportunities at the IUHPE-1wogche
Three of our students are actively doing fieldwork for their dissertations over the summer. The breadth of topics is exciting and there is a clear link with listening to the perspectives of young people, from views of service users in drug prevention interventions, sexual health and the further education college environment.
Two part time students graduate this summer after completing dissertations on mental health, and stroke prevention.
The East Sussex School Health Service is looking for a Health Improvement Assistant to work with the School Health Service, schools, pupils and parents.
Croydon public health is undergoing an expansion and recruiting 5 new staff. (Thanks for former student for notifiying us of the roles) . A wonderful opportunity to be ‘in at the start’ of a new initiative.
Search terms Croydon and Public Health – on this link to the NHS job page: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/search_vacancy/9baade8921e2dbf7aa10a0e1665bf7e1/
Seminar: Friday 21st April, 13.00 – 15.30
Westlain House, 217, Falmer Campus, Univ of Brighton
‘Health Promotion – 30 years after the Ottawa Charter’ with visiting Professor Suzanne Jackson from University of Toronto.
Successful candidates will have experience of health promotion outreach work with vulnerable communities and/or undertaking structured support to individuals appropriate to need
Hours: 7 hours per week
Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Salary: £4,707 per annum (full time equivalent £23,538 per annum)
Full details are available here
Kind regards, Ross