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Clare Perkins is Director of the Knowledge and Intelligence Team (North West) within the Chief Knowledge Officer's Directorate in Public Health England. Clare has responsibility for the overarching behavioural risks intelligence programme (including alcohol) and for survey data in Public Health England. Prior to the establishment of Public Health England, Clare was Deputy Director of the North West Public Health Observatory and Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University. A graduate in Classics from UCL with an MSc in Health Services Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Clare gained membership of the Faculty of Public Health in 2001 and is a defined specialist (generalist) on the UK Public Health Register.
As part of our work on the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP), we’ve followed the anonymised records of more than 33,000 children from Reception to Year 6 in four local authorities.
Alcohol is England’s second biggest cause of premature deaths behind tobacco. 34 per cent of men and 28 per cent of women exceeded current consumption guidelines on at least one day in the last week. Public Health England, in partnership …