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John Newton

John Newton was appointed on 12 October 2012.

Career highlights:

- Regional Director of Public Health for NHS South Central
- Honorary Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Manchester
- Director of Research and Development in two large NHS teaching hospitals (Southampton and Oxford)
first Director and CEO of UK Biobank

Giving everyone the opportunity to lead a healthy life

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Ten years on from his original report, Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity have published the 'Marmot review 10 years on' report. In this blog we look at some of the work PHE is doing to reduce health inequalities, including the developing priorities set out in our new 5-year strategy for 2020-2025.

Enabling joint action to reduce health inequalities

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Place-Based Approaches for Reducing Health Inequalities is a new set of resources that aims to reinforce a common understanding of the complex causes of costs of health inequalities, and provide a practical framework and tools for places to reduce health inequalities. Read this blog to find out more.

Predictive Prevention: Harnessing the power of data and tech to improve health

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The Government’s Green Paper, Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, marks the official launch of PHE’s Predictive Prevention Programme, delivered in partnership with NHSX. In this blog Professor John Newton, PHE’s Director of Health Improvement, explains the programme.

How local Global Burden of Disease data can help shift the focus for the NHS

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Most of us want to live in good health for as long as possible; but while people are generally living longer, outcomes still vary hugely across the country as disturbing inequalities persist. PHE has been centrally involved in a new analysis of the Global Burden of Disease study, published today in The Lancet, which we explain the significance of in this blog.

Health Profile for England: the health of England today and into the future

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The first update to our Health Profile for England report sets out the most comprehensive picture of the health of the population, as well as future trends, and forecasting what the story might look like in years to come.