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Duncan Selbie

Duncan Selbie is the founding Chief Executive of Public Health England. Prior to 2013, he was Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, the regional teaching hospital for the south east of England. From 2003 to 2007 he was the Director General of Programmes and Performance for the NHS and subsequently its first Director General of Commissioning. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of South East London Strategic Health Authority and before that Chief Executive of the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. He joined the NHS in January 1980.

Duncan Selbie's Friday Message - 31 July 2020

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This week, our Chief Executive's message covers the social care sector's management of COVID-19 outbreaks and the exemplary work in Hammersmith and Fulham Council, PHE's Better Health campaign, new reports on greenspaces and global disaster risk reduction, and our studies to support musicians and artists during the pandemic.

Duncan Selbie's Friday Message - 10 July 2020

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This week our Chief Executive's message covers the Prime Minister's commitment to tackle obesity and the work PHE is doing to support this, the hard work and innovation going into managing down rates of COVID-19 infection in Bradford, the new Joint Situational Awareness Team, and adult smoking rates in the UK.

Duncan Selbie's Friday Message - 3 July 2020

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This week our Chief Executive's message starts with a message of thanks to PHE staff, then covers the Leicester outbreak, local authorities' COVID-19 Local Outbreak Plans and data on local outbreaks, two evidence reviews looking at Vitamin D and COVID-19, and Professor Dame Carol Black's independent review into the misuse of illegal drugs in England.