Public health is about taking steps to stop people from getting ill in the first place by preventing disease and helping people to stay healthy and active for as long as possible.
There are five standards within the Public Health domain. The aim is to reduce the variation between practices so, no matter which GP practice you go to in Salford, you know your GP is doing things in the best way. To read more about what standards you should expect in public health, please select from the menu on the left.
Salford has some of the worse health in the country. We are well above the national average for people drinking too much alcohol, smoking is still the main cause of premature death, and the main cause why people are not living as long as the national average is due to cardiovascular disease (disease of the heart or blood vessels), cancer and respiratory disease (disease of the airways).
Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat.
The best way to protect people from many preventable diseases is immunisation.
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, affecting both men and women. Untreated chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Young people, aged between 15-24 years, should be tested for chlamydia annually, or when they change sexual partner.
Last updated March 2018.