For a powerful testimony on the dangers of smoking, watch Arthur's story (right), and for smoking advice, see the NHS Stop smoking website or the Leeds lets change website in the External links section.
NHS campaign highlights dangers of alcohol
A campaign run by the NHS will help people understand more about how alcohol can have an impact on their lives. A drama called ‘Meet the Corkers’ was aired on Radio Aire as part of the campaign, and covered alcohol-related issues that could affect anyone at any time. You can listen again to the drama by selecting this option in the External Links section. The website also hosts a drinking time machine – this gives you a chance to see how your drinking could have an effect on your looks as you grow older!
Local health and wellbeing portal
A new one-stop website for wellbeing services in Leeds has been launched aimed at health professionals and the public. It offers a directory of services, resources and organisations in Leeds that exist to help improve the health and wellbeing of residents in the city.
New police non emergency number
From 1st October 2012 all non emergency telephone contact to the police should be made using the new 101 telephone number.
New NHS Direct phone number
From April 2013, the new number to phone for NHS Direct will be 111.