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An opportunity to address inequalities: learning from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic

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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.

How local tracing partnerships are supporting NHS Test and Trace

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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.

We must re-energise our response to increasing drug-related deaths

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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.

Restarting public health programmes for school-aged children

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.

Health Matters: Delivering the flu immunisation programme during the COVID-19 pandemic

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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.