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Changing the face of primary care in Wakefield

A healthcare revolution is happening in Wakefield. Since at least 2014, the district has been working tirelessly, despite cash-strapped budgets and shrinking public resources, to support its citizens. And in some areas, the success is already shining through. Wakefield’s health, care and voluntary sectors have been working closer than ever before to support more local Read More

Schools App Challenge Finalists Announced

The public votes have been counted, and the judges’ shortlisting scores are all in! We are pleased to announce the six finalists that will get to present their health app concepts in person to our panel of judges from Microsoft, the NHS and Public Health on 31 January 2017. The schools that will take part in Read More

‘Winning Schools App Challenge’ tops Christmas wish list of Wakefield school pupils

Whilst most school children in Wakefield make the finishing touches to their letters for Santa, the kids taking part in this year’s Schools App Challenge have other things on their mind. Twenty teams of year six pupils, from across twenty local primary schools, have been busy working with West Wakefield Health & Wellbeing and mentors from Microsoft Read More

Ready for a new type of prescription?

Did you know that 10 per cent of all older people over the age of 65 experience loneliness all or most of the time. Mostly when we talk about prevention in the NHS, we mean reducing smoking, increasing physical activity, obesity problems and alcohol consumption. Here in Wakefield though, we are becoming increasingly interested in Read More