Tag Archives : Professor Kelechi Nnoaham


Stoptober challenge for Plymouth as smoking rates continue to fall

Are you a smoker and could you give up smoking for a whole month? Next month is Stoptober and people across Plymouth are being urged to take the challenge to quit smoking throughout October. In Plymouth, smoking rates have fallen by almost 4% in the past four years, down to a rate where around 1 […]


New Interim Director of Public Health for Plymouth

A new Interim Director of Public Health has been announced for Plymouth City Council. Dr Ruth Harrell will take over the reins in the autumn when Professor Kelechi Nnoaham leaves the Council after two and a half years, to take on a new role in South Wales. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, […]


New Report traces changes in public health in Plymouth over the past 70 years

The new Director of Public Health Annual Report which is published by Plymouth City Council today (Tuesday 9 August) looks at the changes in health in Plymouth over the past 70 years. The report from Professor Kelechi Nnoaham is based roughly around the themes of the five ‘giant evils’ identified by Sir William Beveridge in […]


Easy Read Public Health Annual Report launched

An easy-read version of Plymouth’s Public Health Annual Report is now available. Designed for people with learning disabilities, the report includes highlights of what Plymouth City Council and its partners will be doing to help improve local people’s health. The report sets out the Thrive Plymouth programme, which is our ten year plan to improve […]


HIV Testing Week and Pledge to go red for World AIDS Day 2015

People across Plymouth are being urged to pledge to go red for HIV Testing Week (21-30 November 2015) and World AIDS Day (1 December 2015) The Eddystone Trust, the local HIV and sexual health charity, Plymouth City Council which is the strategic lead for Public Health in the city, and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which […]


Thrive Plymouth year 2 to launch with local schools

Schools from across Plymouth will be attending an event to officially launch the second year of a citywide drive to reduce health inequalities – Thrive Plymouth. Thrive Plymouth is a ten year framework that follows the simple 4-4-54 formula. This recognises the need to tackle the four lifestyle behaviours – smoking, excessive drinking, inactivity and […]


Alcohol Awareness Week 16-22 November 2015

Plymouth’s work to tackle problem drinking comes under the spotlight as we approach Alcohol Awareness Week (16-22 November 2015). Excessive drinking is one of four lifestyle behaviours, along with smoking, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, which contribute to four chronic health conditions which, in Plymouth, cause 54% of deaths. Thrive Plymouth, the city’s ten-year […]


Stoptober roadshow comes to Plymouth

Comedic dance and entertainment act, and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, Faces of Disco, will star in the nationwide Stoptober roadshow, which is in Plymouth on Tuesday 29th September to mark the return of the nation’s biggest mass quit smoking attempt. Stoptober, Public Health England’s 28 day stop smoking event, is back on 1st October  following its success […]


Stoptober – Plymouth father and daughter quit together

With Stoptober, the 28 day quit challenge just around the corner, Patrick and his daughter from Plymouth are urging other smokers to follow their success and quit for good. Patrick Lomax, ex-military and now in his 50s, was smoking up to a packet of hand-rolled tobacco a week when he decided to quit for financial […]


Director of Public Health Annual Report 2014/2015

Plymouth’s new approach to reducing health inequalities by encouraging behaviour change is the focus of a new report. Plymouth City Council’s latest Director of Public Health (DPH) Annual Report is the first to be produced since the launch of Thrive Plymouth, an innovative ten year programme. Thrive Plymouth focuses on four lifestyle behaviours – smoking, […]


Local Health Profile for Plymouth 2015

Plymouth’s latest Local Health Profile has been published by Public Health England. These give an outline of health and wellbeing issues across each local authority in England, and an opportunity to see how Plymouth’s health is faring compared with the rest of the country. They are designed to help local government and health services identify […]