The flu vaccine remains the best defence we have against flu and protects those people who are most vulnerable. This blog looks at the 2019 vaccination programme.
Mental health and mental illness have an impact on all of us, either directly or indirectly – whilst we can all benefit from having good mental health, 1 in 6 adults experienced a common mental health problem in the last week. This blog covers the ways in which PHE is prioritising improving mental health and the lives of people living with mental illness.
Public Health England’s Wider Determinants of Health tool has been updated, providing the latest data for key indicators of the ‘root causes’ of ill health.
The latest edition of Health Matters focuses on the scale of rough sleeping in England, the causes and consequences of rough sleeping, and what can be done to bring an end to homelessness. This blog provides a summary of the full edition's content.
The road ahead for the public’s health is one of great opportunity, and one we must seize with all our energy. Our CEO Duncan Selbie discusses prevention, PHE's new five year strategy and our first infection's disease strategy.
PHE has published the first ever evidence review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five commonly prescribed classes of medicines in England. Find out more in this blog about what this means for patients and what needs to be done.
The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE's professional resource, focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the public health challenge of antimicrobial resistant STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. This blog provides a summary of the full edition's content.
In 2017 the World Health Organization declared that the UK had eliminated measles. However, that elimination status has not been maintained. In this blog, we take a look at the reasons for the change in the UK’s status, and ongoing efforts to protect the population from measles.
Influencing the food environment to ensure that more and healthier options are available, accessible and affordable can only be accomplished through a collaborative approach. This blog outlines how addressing the food environment is part of a local whole systems approach to obesity.
This is the latest in a series of blogs summarising what we learn each time we update the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). The latest update includes 8 indicators, some of which we explain in this blog.
Place-Based Approaches for Reducing Health Inequalities is a new set of resources that aims to reinforce a common understanding of the complex causes of costs of health inequalities, and provide a practical framework and tools for places to reduce health inequalities. Read this blog to find out more.