Duncan Selbie's Friday message - 7 September 2018

There are three key priorities where I believe the NHS can make the most difference through the upcoming long term plan. These are to remove smoking from England for good; address our spiralling adult and child obesity levels and tackle the very significant numbers of avoidable deaths caused by cardiovascular disease.

Global health - what it means and why PHE works globally

Global health is focused on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide – meaning working towards the absence of avoidable, unfair, or remediable differences among groups of people. Many health issues and concerns transcend national boundaries and require collaboration between countries to address them and in this blog we explain the role PHE plays.