The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, focuses on the effects of cold weather on health, looking at how COVID-19 amplifies cold-related risks. This blog sets out the content of the full edition.
There are an estimated 589,000 people who are dependent on alcohol in England and about a quarter of them are likely to be receiving mental health medication. This blog looks at alcohol dependence and mental health in detail.
This year, it is more important than ever that we do everything we can to protect the population and the NHS from flu. The childhood flu vaccination programme is a key part of this. This blog looks at what is new for this year.
It is the disadvantaged poor that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in the UK, as they have all over the world. In this blog we look at how we can address health inequalities and learnings from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local Alert Levels are now in place across England so if you’re considering or have booked a trip for the Autumn half term break, it’s important to be aware of how your region, and the one you’re travelling to, might be impacted.
We’ve recently launched a refreshed COVID-19 dashboard design with some exciting new features. Read this blog to find out what we have changed and why.
Since July, 100 local authorities have worked in partnership with NHS Test and Trace to provide local tracing partnerships which combine national scale and data with local knowledge. Deborah Harkins, Calderdale’s Director of Public Health, discusses how it is working in her area.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its annual drug misuse deaths report, which shows that there were 4,115 deaths last year due to drug poisoning. This blog looks at some of the report's main findings and the actions we're taking to prevent future drug-related deaths.
Public health programmes are essential in promoting and protecting the health of school-aged children. This blog sets out the principles to consider when supporting the restart of programmes safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reflecting on this World Mental Health Day's theme of ‘mental health for all’, this blog highlights some of the important work that PHE has been leading to advance good population mental health.
The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, focuses on the national flu immunisation programme and the delivery of the 2020/21 programme. This blog provides a summary of the full edition’s content.