In late 2015 I wrote about a new programme that aims to explore local systems and design new approaches to prevent and tackle obesity.
Obesity rates among the general population are increasing, rising from 15% in 1993 to 26% in 2014.
London has shown leadership in driving down smoking rates, but with 16% of the capital’s population still smoking there is still more to be done.
The millions of interactions that paramedics and ambulance staff have with patients and the public provide a valuable opportunity to improve health and wellbeing among the most vulnerable people in society.
High blood pressure is currently the third biggest risk factor for contributing to premature death and ill health in England, as outlined in the latest edition of Health Matters.
This is the second in a series of blogs summarising what we learn each time we update the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF).
A few months ago I wrote to all NHS Trusts in England asking for their commitment to work with PHE towards a completely tobacco-free NHS.
Public Health England now has its first digital strategy.
Many of us will have taken a few days off to recover from winter coughs and colds in the past couple of months – but how many would admit to needing time off to recover from an attack of anxiety …